977. Fine French Ormolu Bronze Heavy Double Inkwell Encrier 19thCt

An Extremely Stylish French Ormolu and Bronze Double Inkwell Encrier of outstanding heavy gauge quality and compact size. Made during the first half of the Nineteenth Century. 

Of rectangular outline with a hinged lid with elaborate scrolling detail within a border of Acanthus leaf decoration.   

Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, with no evidence of any losses or imperfections. This piece has been professionally re-gold plated and bronze patinated, both original porcelain inkwells are present.   

Width: (an impressive) 9" (22.5cm). Depth: 5.5” (14cm). Height: 3” (7.5cm).