Stunning 19th century Black Lacquered Papier Mache Double Inkwell with an ornate metal pen holder in the center. So decorative, the stand is inlaid with mother of pearl leaves and flowers. The original cut ink bottles have decorative floral metal attached caps. A treasure to display on your French desk.
There is wear, craquelure and patina befitting a desk accessory from the Victorian era, but oh! this is a charmer. At one time there were little feet which someone has removed over the last 100 years, and one of the inkwells is glued onto the stand. It's possible this could come off, but I have not forced it. Perfect to add to your elegant office collection. Measures 8" x4-3/4" x 3".