ANTIQUE 19thC RARE SPANISH SOLID SILVER MASSIVE FIGURAL INKSTAND c.1892

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE SPANISH SOLID SILVER MASSIVE FIGURAL INKSTAND c.1892

4,995.00

19th Century Spanish Silver presentation desk inkstand, massive size, shaped oval base on openwork feet, centered by a cast figure of the goddess Galatea on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by two seahorses, flanked by two oval compartments fitted for a well and a bell, each cast cover modelled as a dolphin with a putto.

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3396

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century exceptionally rare and impressive Spanish Solid Silver presentation desk inkstand, massive size, shaped oval base on openwork feet, centered by a cast figure of the goddess Galatea on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by two seahorses, flanked by two oval compartments fitted for a well and a bell, each cast cover modelled as a dolphin with a putto.

The base bearing memorial inscriptions, the frontal one "A ELIAS ROGENT y este a su hijo Jose, 1892", "Francisco Font y Rome", "Una Prueba de Gratitud", "Maria Ann Carreras De Font".

The silver is apparently unmarked, the piece was surely commissioned to be presented for a special occasion. The stand is most probably Spanish, made before 1892, acid tested shows a 900+ silver purity.

CONDITION

In Great condition - No damage, just general wear.

SIZE

Height: 24.5cm
Width: 35 x 26cm
Weight: 2700g