An early 19th Century Regency period Bronze and Ormolu Desk-set having wafer box with “taperstick” lid flanked by glass inkwells, all contained in bronze stand with ormolu framing and attractive splayed carrying handles. (c. 1840 England)
Burst top, square, ribbed, 2 pen rest with aqua glass British ink bottle of the mid 19th Century. There were burst tops, sheared tops, cracked off tops, all are methods used to remove the hot and just blown bottle from the blowpipe.
A mid 19th Century bronze and ormolu Pen Tray with mask decoration. (c. 1850 England). A mid 19th Century bronze and ormolu Pentray having cylinder wafer box flanked by cut-glass inkwells above diamond lattice boarder with unusual scroll handles decorated by Comedy/Tragedy theatre masks supported on ball feet.
A large mid 19th Century bronze and ormolu Pentray, having central compartment flanked by pagoda lidded glass inkwells, contained in Gothic fretwork holders. The Pentray having leaf and berry scrolled handles, supported on foliate feet. Circa: 1850 Ref: 5632