Antique Bronze Mermaid Dolphin Inkwell Grand Tour Souvenir Renaissance Italian
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Antique Bronze Mermaid Dolphin Inkwell Grand Tour Souvenir Renaissance Italian:
ANTIQUE BRONZE MERMAID DOLPHIN INKWELL GRAND TOUR SOUVENIR RENAISSANCE ITALIAN
Rare Italian Grand Tour bronze inkwell, circa 1840
Three beguiling twin tailed mermaids support the vase shaped ink-pot, the mermaids are stood in scallop shells supported by dolphins, on a black slate/marble base.
Probably modeled after an Italian Renascence bronze fountain.
Red/brown patination with a verdigris bloom in places.
In excellent condition with no damage or repair.
One mermaids nose has a bump, see last photo, inkwell liner is missing, insignificant small edge chips to the stone base.
Height 4" or 100mm, weight 1333 grams.
Guaranteed old and original.
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