If You Want a Talking Point For Your Desk, This is it. It is a Splendid Example of Indian Decorative And Creative Art. Cast of Bronze in Two Sections The Cover Has Been Fashioned in Buddhist Stupa Form. The Finial is Cast With Repeating Baluster Form Reels Terminating in an Acorn Shape. The Cover Has a Flange Which Incorporates Three Lug Handles That Correspond With Same to The Base. The Base Has a Central Recess to Accommodate The Ink And is Supported on Three (3) Stump Feet. Both Sections Are Engraved With Simple Concentric Lines. This is a Very Heavy Object For It's Size And Whilst Still Utilitarian, Really is More a Collectors or Decorators Piece. It Will Certainly Liven Up Your Desk And Be The Envy of Your Work Colleagues. The Condition is Essentially Good. There is a Small Inconspicuous Loss to The Inside Rim of The Base ( see image). The Patina Shows a Gentle Green Hue Caused by Verdigris Which I Would Expect to See on an Object of This Age. Ready For Immediate Display!
The Height of This Inkwell is 29 cm.
I Would Date This Inkwell to The 18th Century Circa 1700-1799
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