A late 19thc fine quality ormolu & verde antico marble inkstand with a central bronze figure of a Classical sculptor admiring a sculpture.
The well defined sculptor is studying a sculpture of 'The Three Graces' that he has handcrafted. His tools are in a box behind him with a fragment of stone.
He stands on a central plinth which has the name G.PILON engraved on the front side. Either side of him are finely cast ormolu inkwells with laurel leaf decoration.
Infront of the inkwells & figure is a pen tray area.
This piece stands on four ormolu feet.
This piece is signed 'Injalbert' who was one of the most influential French sculptors. He won many awards & took part in many exhibitions of the period.
He was a versatile artist, his work ranging from heads & busts aswell as Classical & biblical groups.
This is a very finely cast piece of excellent quality & could either be used as an inkstand or purely as a decorative item.
Height: 14.5'' / 37.5cm
Width: 13.5'' / 35.5cm
Depth: 7.5'' / 20.5cm