This is a beautiful example of Bohemian Art Nouveau work. Made in the late 1800s, it features an iridescent green draped glass inkwell, most likely made by the well-known Kralik glass house. The glass has a gold and pink sheen with blue in the shadows, depending on how the light shines on it. It is fitted into a brass inkstand that has a great Art Nouveau shape and is pierced with elegant patterns. In front is a shallow pen or nib dish; pen holders are also screwed into the back. The hinged lid is also brass. There are no marks.
SIZE: The stand measures 6 1/4” wide and about 6” deep. From the bottom to the top of the inkwell lid, it measures about 3 5/8”. The inkwell itself measures about 2 1/2” high; the glass has a diameter of also 2 1/2”.
CONDITION: Condition of both glass and brass is excellent. There are no chips or cracks in the glass. There are no dents or significant scratches in the brass.