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Charles Korschann Inkwell*
Very rare gilded bronze combination inkwell and desk tidy fom Charles Korschann (1872-1943).
Beautifully cast by the Colin foundry in Paris, and so typically Art Nouveau.
Depicting an elegant slender maiden wearing a long ornate gown, standing centrally amongst flowers and leaves, with the tray spreading out either side of her. She appears to be relaxing by the water’s edge in a garden and is leaning back against a low arched support.
The large leaf at her feet opens sideways to reveal the old original insert for the ink.
Although the gilding is unsurprisingly showing signs of wear, this is a stunningly lovely piece which is still in good overall condition. It even looks impressive when viewed from behind, with fine detail to the flowers, the foliage and the lady’s dress. The earthenware insert has a fine hairline crack and one or two minor nibbles to its edge but is sound.
Signed Ch. Korschann and also with the mark of the Colin foundry. Around 28 cm high and 36.5 cm wide.