This is a lovely antique French inkwell made from substantial bronze.

As you can see, the inkwell is set into the rectangular bronze base along with a darling gold-colored cherub.

The base exhibits a rich green patina. The inkwell itself is also made of bronze, but is covered in a glassy black finish; the hinged lid appears to be raw bronze with a small point at the front.

As you can see, the shimmering gilt cherub is stands on a scimitar-shape in a crouching stance. A threaded screw protrudes from his knee, so that a quill or pen can be placed between it and the cherub's arm; in this way it acts as a pen rest. He's rendered in beautiful detail right down to his precious little wings!

There is, of course, some wear to the piece including darkening and spots, though it remains in good antique condition overall.

This angelic antique inkwell is truly a beautiful example of turn of the century French decorative art.

Inkwell is 1 5/8" wide, 1 5/8" deep and 1 ¾" tall (w/ lid)
Cherub rises 1 ½" from base and is ¾" wide and 7/8" deep
Base is 5 ½" long, 2 5/8" wide and ½" tall
Weight: 1 lb., 4 oz.

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Antique French Cherub Bronze Inkwell


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