Royal Worcester Inkstand
Royal Worcester - 1902
This shape was one of three inkstands designed at Worcester in 1894 and features a moulded design of leaves and flowers, possibly chrysanthemums, that have in this case been decorated with blush ivory, turquoise and gold. The ink pot is found within a stylised flower and the lid is surmounted by a a bee, perhaps trying to get to the 'ink nectar' within.
To find such and example in excellent condition is very rare and this particular one dates from 1902. As I have said before, blush ivory was one of Royal Worcester's most prized and expensive forms of decoration so such a piece of desk furniture would have been a luxury purchase for its original owner.
Condtion: Excellent - small chip to the rim of the inner liner of the ink well.