This French Art Nouveau pewter inkwell is such an exquisite desk accessory. More than likely not to be used, of course! Just to admire and imagine the past times where even writing a letter was done with style and beauty. It is richly decorated with flowers and leaves and has a long space for the pens. It comes with a porcelain insert, and a plume pen.
Size: 14" long; 3 ½" deep; 3" tall.
Marks and Signature: It is marked on the bottom Etain Fin Garanti, Depose (Fine pewter guaranteed, copyright). It is signed "Ermenault" on top.
Circa: 1890 - 1910.
Condition: No damage.
The overall condition is much better than you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners. The grey color of the pewter is subtle and soft, the design crisp and clear.