1 April 2008
A TRIANGULAR BRONZE INKWELL
PADUAN, FIRST HALF 16TH CENTURY
Each side cast with an Apollo mask with a berried laurel garland issuing from an ox skull mask to the angles, on paw feet, the underside with red and black inventory numbers B81 twice and once IN232
9 cm. high
With Bovardi, acquired in 1881 by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein. Vienna, before 1944.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1944.
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