An Empire patinated bronze vessel-shaped inkstand
An Empire gilt, patinated, silvered bronze and silver
vessel-shaped inkstand – circa 1810
Height: 19.5 cm. (7 ¾ in.) Width: 36 cm. (14 ¼ in.) Depth: 12.5 cm. (5 in.)
Comparative literature :
A near-identical inkstand entirely in gilt bronze is in the collections at Peterhof Palace. The Imperial Russian inventories indicate that it was transferred on 8 July 1822 from the Hermitage to Peterhof. It is illustrated in Vergoldete Bronzen: Meisterwerke aus dem Zarenschloss Peterhof, exh. cat. Iphofen, Knauf-Museum,
30 Jul – 8 Nov 1998, p. 58, no. 48.
An identical inkstand from the Collection of Pierre-Jean Chalençon was exhibited Paris, Grand Palais, Biennale 2018, and reproduced in the accompanying catalogue on p. 61.