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Bronze inkstand – Louis XVI

Gilded chiselled bronze inkstand adorned with Sèvres porcelain panels.

Donated by the Kraemer family.
Provenance: probably received from Princess Kinsky
Musée National de la Céramique de Sèvres.


Encrier en bronze - Louis XVI, encrier en bronze ciselé et doré, Musée National de la Céramique de Sèvres.

This beautiful inkstand was commissioned in the 18th century. It features chiselled bronze and Sèvres porcelain, which can be found on the panels surrounding the inkstand and around the inkpots. It sports two candle holders that would come in handy when the user was writing letters. The bronze ornaments are chiselled with elegant leaves and volutes.
The talent of the craftsmen of that time makes for an exquisitely made work of art. It would be reasonable to assume that this inkstand was used by one or several high-profile aristocrats.