An impressive inkstand in the form of a wide-eyed Owl has expressive piercing glass eyes and a beautifully detailed body. Coloration is wonderful in glazed primary tones of iridescent greens with blue, pink & warm golden undertones.
The owl stands 7" high and is 9" wide. Removable glass ink pot is early - but likely a replacement.
PROVENANCE: Lillian Nassau Gallery, New York.
CONDITION: Very, very fine antique condition with no damage to note. Glass ink pot retains stains of historic use bearing remnants of colored inks (which is easily removable - and we will be happy to clean it upon request of our client.) A very fine example of the Art Nouveau period ceramics. A black painted signature is unknown to me, verso. Circa 1900-1910, Austria.
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He is impressive, exquisite and those fabulous piercing glass eyes just follow you everywhere! A new true friend waiting to perch on the desk of the most discriminating collector!