This listing is for an stunning 19th Century French NAPOLEON III marble and bronze inkwell or inkstand with original glass ink bottle. The inkwell is mounted on an unusual heart shaped black/green Verde marble base with flat cut end and with elaborate bronze stylistic dolphin ormolu with pen holder and intricately pierced bronze gallery support for crystal inkwell. Fancy cut crystal inkwell has deeply cut starburst on base and ornate bronze flip-top lid.
Dimensions: 4 3/4" high, 5 3/4" wide and 7" long. Weighs 3.6 pounds.
Condition: Base is missing one round bronze foot at flat cut end (see photos) otherwise inkwell is in excellent condition. Because of the screw from the foot, the base sits evenly without foot. No damage to marble and glass inkwell is in excellent condition with no noted damage.
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