Russian Metal Artworks

Writing set with Cupid figurine

    Writing set with Cupid figurine

    Russian Empire

    The 1820-1830s

    Bronze; casting, chasing, gilding

    18.4 x 18.5 x 9.5 cm


    The figure of a running Cupid with wings, holding a quiver with arrows hanging from his belt with his left hand and hemispherical serving bowl on his head with his right hand is on rectangular smooth base with four cast round supports. The figurine is fixed on cone-shaped base, decorated with pearl-shaped beads and wide belt of geometric pattern. Cylindrical compartments with bent edges for inkwell and sandbox are to the right and to the left on the sides of the figurine. The compartments surface is decorated with mesh ornament.