ANTIQUE BEST FRENCH FIGURAL INKWELL INKSTAND WOLF DOG GERMAN SHEPHERD SCULPTURE
ANTIQUE BEST FRENCH FIGURAL INKWELL INKSTAND WOLF DOG GERMAN SHEPHERD SCULPTURE:
SEE BEST PRICES ITEM DESCRIPTIONRare, antique and exceptional french inkstand or double inkwell with a sculptural scene over a Portoro marble base (marble base with four bronze round legs). Large size base (19.5 inches wide) with an exceptional spelter sculpture depicting a pair of highly detailed german shepherd or wolfdog made by Louis Albert Carvin and a double ornate bronze inkwells. I challenge to find a better version of these small size german shepherd or wolfdog figures and you will see it is impossible. These dog figures are the best version made by the artist. There are a lot of bigger german shepehrd sculputres or scenes of this artist, and they are easy to find and very common. But this smallest size scene is almost impossible to find and, if you find it (sometimes as bookends), it will never reach this superb quality and expresion. This rare scene is incredibly realistic and simply a master piece of unsurpassed quality with superb and amazing details. You can even see the fur and veins on dog head (really exceptional considering its size). Just see pictures and believe in you eyes. I can guarantee you will never find a better version of this original small size sculpture made by Louis Albert Carvin. Bodies and heads are extremely detailed, stylized and smoothed (in the last picture you can compares this dog head with the only other two version i found and you will see the difference). This is also the only work where the bodies of the dogs are in contact and it was made in just one piece. Rest of scenes you can find from Carvin have german shepherds with separated bodies. This scene is not signed by the artist, but is stamped with the world FRANCE on back and it has been made during the end of XIX century or beginning of XX century. Original condition with slight signals of use and a great dark patina (you can even see some rest of the original gilded). Marble measures: 19.5 inches X 11 inches. Tall of sculpture is 6.5 inches (only dog scene excluding marble base). Shipping costs via Fedex certified is $ 99. I ship worldwide, certified with tracking code (2 to 6 weeks to arrive). If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your visit.