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AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU INKWELL
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AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU INKWELL

EARLY 19TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY RUSSIAN

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AN EMPIRE PATINATED BRONZE AND ORMOLU INKWELL
Early 19th century, possibly Russian
In the form of a rhinoceros, the hinged back lifting to reveal the well, on a step-moulded rectangular plinth with laurel leaf-tip cast edge
5 in. (12.5 cm.) high; 6 in. (15.5 cm.) wide; 3¾ in. (11.5 cm.) deep
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A pair of closely related rhinoceros-form inkwells, formerly at Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, was sold at Christie's New York, 18 October 2002, lot 605.
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