CA0399 French Empire Inkwell of Cupid in a Barrel of Grapes

Beautiful playfull early 19th century French Empire or early Restauration period patinated and gilt bronze ormolu travelling inkwell in the form of Cupid in a barrel of grapes. Absolutely charming in its depiction of the winged cupid sitting holding a bunch of grapes in a vat full of grapes, symbolising love and wine or, perhaps, a love of wine. Probably the property of a the owner of a vineyard. Finely cast and chased with a great use of the contrasting bronze finishes. Original and complete interior elements. Rare item of which I have not seen another. French, circa 1820.

H 9.5cm x D 8.2cm

Stock No.: CA0399.503
Price: £1,200

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