Inkwell, Padua or Venice Probably 16th century

Bronze, dark brown patina
6x8,5x9 cm

This small inkwell represents one of the simplest and oldest forms of its kind, called a pozzo. This desk object is cylindrical in shape, decorated by phytomorphic motifs and supported by three iron feet, possibly added at a later date, though ancient and pertinent.


There are parallels in various museums, among them in the Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Rome.

Pietro Cannata, Museo Nazionale del Palazzo di Venezia, Sculture in Bronzo - Gangemi Editore, Roma, 2011, pp. 43-44
€ 1.500,00 / 2.000,00
€ 750,00
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