Western European Metal Artworks

Desk top writing set

    Desk top writing set

    Western Europe

    Early 20th century

    Bronze; casting, chasing, patination

    Inkstand 27.0 x 48.0 x 22.5 cm, paperweight 7.0 x 15.0 x 8.0 cm, matchbox 9.5 x 14.5 x 12.5 cm


    Table writing set with sculptural decor in the form of eagles is comprised of three items: inkstand, paperweight and matchbox.

    Inkstand of patinated bronze is in the form of horizontally elongated pen tray and two rectangular nests with detachable lids in the corners. The set center is crowned with sculptural image of an eagle sitting on the hill with his wings spread; both lids are adorned with sculptural composition of two spruce cones.
    The patinated bronze paperweight is made in the form of a sculptural image of seated eagle placed on smooth ornately shaped base.
    Matchbox of patinated bronze is rectangular, with slotted sidewalls and rectangular tray with rounded walls. It is adorned with the sculptural image of a sitting eagle.