Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell
Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell
Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell
Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell
Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell
Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell
Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell

Antique French Mother of Pearl Figural Inkstand, Sail Boat, Ship, Glass Inkwell

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Antique 19th century French figural inkstand in the form of a sailing boat crafted from mother of pearl and wood with gilt bronze or brass mounts. A Grand Tour souvenir featuring three large sails made from iridescent mother pearl half shells enhanced with 'rigging'. The wooden deck and hull is embellished with finely crafted mounts and encases a hinged cut glass inkwell. At the base is a pair of finely detailed dolphins or fish adorn the base and serve as a pen rest. A beautiful piece, perfect for a desk or office. In good antique condition with general wear. Measures 12 1/4" total height x 10 3/4" length. The inkwell is also in good condition overall with a couple of tiny flea-bites to the back corner as shown. Inkwell measures 1 3/4" tall x 1" square at the base.