SUPERB ANTIQUE FRENCH BRONZE FOOTED INK STAND
Exceptional 19th or early 20th century French ink stand of absolutely exquisite design with heavy scrolling, seashells & other fine decoration, upraised on 4 scrolled legs. All four sides are beautifully curled & the ink pot sits on a raised platform with a wonderful hinged lid topped with a finial, the original clear glass pot resting within the recessed opening.
This lovely stand measures 6-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches, 3-3/4 inches high & is very good condition with one of the feet to the rear slightly bent, but it sits perfectly level & is easily remedied, & a small chip to the underside of the rim of the glass. It is engraved to the bottom with the following: I Epose (or Il Epose), N=46, IL & to the inside lid: 15 & 18. I have researched these markings, but was unsuccessful, so perhaps one of you Francophiles could be of assistance! It is a truly exquisite piece & the patina is simply outstanding.
SIZE: 6-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches, 3-3/4 inches high
WEGHT: 24.3 ounces, or 692 grams
CONDITION: Very Good (see above)
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Selling antique and vintage items is not an exact science and a lot of the time it is based on educated guesswork.
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ONLY if the item is decidedly different than stated in the very detailed descriptions & photographs provided, & must be postmarked within 3 business days after permission has been granted by me for the return.
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