Gorgeous antique French Napoleon III to Belle Epoque era Empire Revival style single desk top inkwell, thick & heavy wheel cut crystal with gilt bronze frame & lid and fabulous lion head figural bust! Overly heavy, this one weighs just under 2 lbs. The crystal body with a large ink reservoir and the top edges with canted edges. Ornate reticulated scrolled tendrils, acanthus and flower filled baskets on all sides. One of two gorgeous inkwells that we're adding this week so, be sure to browse some while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good condition. A bit of ink staining around the lid's collar and inner rim, along with some verdigris. Possibly a tiny nip or two to the crystal but no larger chips, no cracks. If you look closely, you can see a small dent or push to the base on the bottom left side of the bronze framework. See pictures for all measurements.
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