Empire inkstand crafted of ebony, gilt bronze and crystal. Exhibiting an exquisite design of Mercury heads and palmette, this set is comprised of two cut-crystal jars, serving as an inkwell, upon a rectangular ebony base highlighted with swans drinking from a fountain. The jars are cut in a diamond point motif, which is accentuated by gilt bronze corks embellished with latticework. A snake ornate the central ring.
Dim: W: 6,1 in - D: 3,1in - H: 7,3in.
Dim: L:15,5cm, P:8cm, H:18,5cm.
In overall good condition, the wooden base with some cracks. A jar with small chips at the neck.