Fine Chinese Export Porcelain Inkwell
Fine Chinese export famille rose reticulated inkstand modelled after a European silver shape, with elements drawn from a cruet stand, composed of three combined hexagonal units supported at the angles by low bracket feet, and in the center of the interior by a hollow column, the sides pierced with honeycomb latticework within borders of diaper and red flowerheads with blue leaves, the upper surface blue diaper with red flower heads, pierced with four apertures for the quills, fitted with three hexagonal gilt bronze detachable conforming pots, two for ink, one for pounce, each lid having gadrooned borders with arabesque engraving and grooved "button" knops, the porcelain Qianlong with later gilt bronze fittings; inkwell measuring 7" wide (17.8cm), 3" high (7.7cm).
Inventory Number: 645.C6
Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 3
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