A FINE PERSIAN GILT DETAILED STEEL INKSTAND, POSSIBLY QAJAR, 19TH CENTURY, of rectangular form with two inset beveled cut glass inkwells of square form and hinged circular lids, flanking a shallow dish form nib well above a long pen trough, within canted trim over conforming sides and raised on corner ruyi step form feet joined by an undulating skirt, covered throughout in finely detailed gilt blossoming stems in tree of life form or bands of scrolling rinceaux on a steel body. Height: 5 3/4" Width: 15 1/4" Depth: 10 1/4"
Overall good to very good condition with expected small surface rust blemishes, wear and buildup throughout. The glass inkpots have normal light scratches from use and one pot has a chipped base corner. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."