A Regency Gilt Bronze Inkwell


A fine Regency inkwell in gilt bronze.

A fine Regency inkwell in gilt bronze, formed as a water butt with a trough, the top with three detachable wells with ribbon and reed edges, set within a recessed plate in a coopered half barrel raised on blocks, with a tap at the lower part, and with an oval coopered trough below it and a small barrel either side, each with a hole for quills, on a circular platform and raised on three compressed engine turned feet. English, circa 1810.

Condition: Overall very good, the piece is in excellent condition and is complete; it has very little wear to the gilding and has not been polished. It has been cleaned professionally (NOT polished) to bring back the brightness of the gilding. It stands well and in spite of its size has a great presence and look.

Gilt bronze should NEVER be polished.

Height = 10 cm (4”)
Diameter = 10 cm (4”)