10 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A BRONZE INKWELL
VENETIAN, LATE 16TH OR EARLY 17TH CENTURY
The bowl-shaped body decorated with swags of drapery and grotesque masks and supported by three female busts on lion's paw feet; the lid surmounted by a female figure bearing a cornucopia.
Dark brown patina with lighter high points; minor casting flaws to the lid; the finial probably a replacement.
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
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