Sterling silver inkstand, french first Empire

Beautiful sterling silver inkstand, french Empire style, consisting of a plate of 4 feet.
Above is a piedouche cup, with on one side an inkwell and a sand box on the other side. In front, 4 feathers pics with a pen holder.
Several silversmiths punches.
Work from french Restauration period.

2 800 €

Data sheet

Height5.9 in
Width11.2 in
Depth7.1 in
Weight36.7 oz

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Beautiful Empire style inkstand, in sterling silver.
It is composed of a molded top, decorated with a frieze of small gadroons and fluted at the base, with a decoration of alternating palm-leaves.
It is based on four flattened ball feet.
The top gets a piedouche cup to  gadrooned edge, based on a cylindrical pedestal decorated at the base of a foliated rod, set on a square base.
On each side are the inkwell and the sandbox, both with gadrooned and beaded edge and bases.
In front, Viennet 4 feathers pic placed before the pen holder.
Several silversmiths and guarantee punches :
- Michel  Ange punch (1819-1838 Paris 1st title)
- Ceres punch (big warranty Paris from 1819 to 1838)
- crab punch (touchau's test department from May 1838)
- Master punch CAL : Charles Antoine Amand Lenglet (silversmith in Paris, 32 rue Bourg-Labbe in service from 1823 to 1842).
Elegant Empire style work, from french Restauration period.

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