Rare, French, "Grand Tour" souvenir, Mother of Pearl, bronze, glass and brass inkwell in the form of a boat. Substantially sized, all clad in original, fine condition MOP, finished with a bronze railing and pen holder. Each end of the boat or gondola is also finished in bronze with a delicate flourish at each point. The glass and brass inkwell is not removable and has a domed and fluted hinged cover. Good original condition with waviness to the top rail. The hinge is in good working order but the lid sits slightly ajar. The pen is a good match but not original. Marked "Cherbourg" on the deck. Wood bottom. 7 1/2" wide x 3" tall x 2 3/4" deep.
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