For those who favour a traditional look for their desk, here is a very tasteful  antique French ormolu inkstand which is mounted with Bleu Celeste Sevres porcelain panels, gilded and painted with floral bouquets and dating from around 1870.

This very decorative inkstand is rectangular in form and is complete with a pair of raised porcelain inkwells, each of which has an ormolu cover. The centre of the inkstand is a lovely hand-painted porcelain panel located in pierced scrollwork ormolu. There are six more such panels, albeit smaller ones, decorating the border of the inkstand.

Offered for sale in excellent condition at just £1650, this inkstand will occupy around 32cm x 22cm of your desk’s surface – a sacrifice well worth making for such a useful, and decorative, item. The weight is 16  troy ounce.

Available for shipping to customers worldwide – please request a shipping quotation to your location before placing an order. UK mainland shipping is free of charge.

Further information is available by calling our experts and quoting item reference 07647.