INKWELL IN MARBLE AND BRONZE REPRESENTING "MOSES" AFTER MICHELANGELO
Inkwell penholder in black moulded Marble, topped by a statuette in bronze with brown patina representing "Moses" by Michelangelo.
The statue of Moses, executed around 1513-1515 for the Tomb of Julius II in St Peter's Basilica in Rome, is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance, like the Middle Ages, was a rich source of inspiration for 19th century artists, who took great delight in imitating or interpreting the works of past centuries.
Our Inkwell has two golden bronze cups at the ends of the Marble tray, and a penholder at the front.
Napoleon III period
Dim: W:46cm, D:22cm, H:31cm
Condition report: in good condition, with small chips to the base in Marble.