Gilded-bronze and turquoise opaline glass ‘Palais Royal’ Inkstand

Gilded-bronze and turquoise opaline glass ‘Palais Royal’ Inkstand

Gilded-bronze and turquoise opaline glass ‘Palais Royal’ Inkstand

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Gilded-bronze and turquoise opaline glass ‘Palais Royal’ Inkstand:
fitted with ribbed opaline glass inkwell and ‘pounce pot’ on an oval, mirrored, gilded-bronze base with curved handle; decorated with floral garland motif and Greek Key pattern.
French, late 19th Century and restored.

Height:3"-7.5cm
Width:5"-13.5cm
Projection:4¼"-11.0cm
Glossary Words

opaline

Fine semi-opaque, white and coloured glass, developed by the French in the first half of the 19th century, with a translucent quality.

Palais Royale

Small, French, gilded metal trinkets, some with Parisian scenes, many with mother-of-pearl insets. For instance, a gilded goat pulling a mother-of-pearl cart.

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