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Rare Antique Elkington Ormolu Champleve Enamel Inkwell Stand Exhibition Quality For Sale
A rare and highly desirable 19th Century Elkington Ormolu Gilt Metal and champleve Enamel Inkwell Stand or Inkstand . Fantastic quality. Very few gilt and champlevé enamel pieces were made by Elkington & Co - in the main only for the Great Exhibitions of the 19th century - an ideal arena for displaying the craftsmanship and quality of the products. A high quality inkstand with detailed champlevé enamel decoration . The glass inkwell with frosted and cut glass patterned surface - probably by Webbs, fitting into a recess in the base. . The hinged lid of the inkwell decorated in enamel with a bird of paradise. In good condition with good bright gilding and no missing or chipped enamel. Slight imperfections inside the rim of the glass inkwell , does not show externally and possibly from the original fitting of the collar. Size of base approx. 9" x 5" with a height including inkwell of 3.5" . Overall a fantastic piece of 19th Century historical Exhibition quality Elkington & Co - a must for the collector of this famous producer.