A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810

A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810

Price: € 3800

Offered by Toebosch Antiques



A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810 A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810 A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810 A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810 A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810 A Russian Malachite Inkwell circa 1810

The malachite inkwell sits on a beautifully gilded bronze base and feet, topped with two gilded bronze compartments for ink and sand. The lovely detailed handle rises above the inkwell, wreathed in unusual grapevine motives. The design of the inkwell is heavily inspired by the ‘French Empire Period’.

Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral which has been mined in many regions of the world. Archaeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted to obtain copper for over 3,000 years, but now it is highly prized for its distinctive beauty.

Malachite from the Ural Mountains of Russia is considered to show the best structure and the most amazing and desirable colour.

Origin
Russia
Reference
100-696
Sizes
20 x 14.5 x 9.5 cm

Offered by

Toebosch Antiques

Kenaupark 29
2011 MR Haarlem
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 53 211 641
+31 (0)6 53 211 641
http://www.toeboschantiques.com/

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