Raised on French, scrolled feet, this antique ink stand or encrier was fashioned with a swagged front, housing a flat pen surface surmounted by double, urn-form inkwells and a casket-form stamp receptacle. This dressy piece displays a puce glaze with white and gilt accents. It would be the centerpiece of a lovely desk.
MAKER R. Bloch Porcelain of Paris (Paris, France, 1829-1963)
MARKS Marked (base): blue crossed arrows.
DATE 19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 9.5 Depth 6.5 Height 4 in.