The most beautiful inkwell desk set we ever had in our collection; fine detailed brass or gilt bronze with flowers, leaves and vines motif on the platform and the branch handle. The lids of the two glass containers have grapes, leaves and stem, and the feet of the footed platform are beetles! Just amazing metalwork. In the center front a lustrous mother of pearl shell. We believe this to be all original, as the glass bottle on the right side is fitted so well against the branch it cannot be removed. Overall good condition, small flea bites on the glass bottles as expected. Lovely patina on the metal. It measures 9 & 1/2" wide, 6 & 1/4" deep and is 5" tall at the branch handle.
Item ID: 43347