DESCRIPTION: A Danish sterling silver and multi-colored agate inkwell, from the great age of inkwells. This lovely piece depicts a neoclassical temple within an alcove (the well) with slit windows and blue glass representing stained glass). The "temple" overlooks a lake represented by the blue. white and brown colored agate within a bridge-like
pierced rim supported by paw and ball feet. This appears to be a place similar to the Temple at Stourhead in England.
The piece is marked sterling with the maker's name, R. Jensen, (a common name in Denmark and may not be related to the famous one). Impressed 3 tower mark for Copenhagen or Denmark, and what appears to be a double swan mark.
CONDITION: Very good. No breaks or splits in glass or piercing. The rim has been bent slightly around the piercing and can probably be nudged back straight with a little patience. The area where the agate stone has been "let in" drops about 1/8 inch below the bottom on one side but can't be seen except on the underside.
DIMENSIONS: 4 inches high x 7 1/4 inches wide x 6 3/4 inches deep.
WEIGHT: 1 pound, 8.4 ounces.