Victorian Painted papier-mâché Inkstand .
A beautiful ladies Papier-mâché inkstand with inlaid birds and leaves to the top of the box in mother of peal, there are wonderful decorative pattens in gilt,yellow, green and red to the front and the sides of the box. The inkstand features a brass handle to the top. It houses pen slopes, a nib compartment with a papier-mâché lid and two original ink wells with papier-mâché lids, one of which has a piece missing to the lid and a crack to the underneath of the inkwell. Please see photos. Otherwise the inkstand is in superb condition.
It measures 25 by 17.5 and stands 8cm.