Antique French Napoleon III Mother of Pearl Souvenir Figural Sailing Ship / Boat Shaped Inkstand, Inkwell & Dip Pen
Antique French Napoleon III era figural mother of pearl inkstand / desk set. A Grand Tour souvenir featuring two large sails, deck and base entirely crafted from iridescent mother pearl half shells embellished with bronze or brass 'rigging'. At the center is housed an electric blue glass inkwell with detachable lid. To the front is a pen rest housing a carved mother of pearl dip pen inscribed for Yport, a souvenir from a sea side town in Northern France. A beautiful piece, perfect for a desk or office. In overall good antique condition with general wear. Some chips to the blue glass inkwell commensurate with age and use. Stands 9 5/8" tall x 9 3/4" length. Dip pen measures 7 1/8" length.