Charles X mother-of-pearl and gilt bronze watch holder and inkwell
Era: 19th century, Charles X
Materials: gilt bronze, mother-of-pearl
Dim (in): W: 5,1 in / D: 3,1in / H: 7,5in.
Dim (cm): L:13cm / P:8cm / H:19cm.
Mother-pearl and gilt bronze watch holder and inkwell representing an angel resting on a pedestal in a semi-circular niche adorned with openwork tracery and hooks to hold jewelry. It is bypassed by flowers and leaves ending in a Pharaonic character. At the top, a disc also decorated with openwork lattice. It rests on a rectangular base with a nacre plate adorned with ink buckets finely chiseled with openwork patterns, symmetrically disposed on one side and the other of the niche and two pen holder. The base rests on four winged claw feet.