July 6, 02:09 PM GMT
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
A Vienna (Du Paquier) rectangular inkstand
of stepped form, with canted corners, the upper part pierced with two circular apertures containing an ink-well and pounce-pot, flanking a recess for a separate taperstick in the form of a crouching magot bearing a nozzle moulded with overlapping leaves, the front pierced with a frieze of seven draped putti and flowers, the quill tray surmounted by two seated dogs of Fo, supported by eleven flowerhead pad feet
21 cm., 8 1/4 in. wide
16 cm., 6 1/4 in. high, 16.5 cm., 6 1/2 in. deep
With C. Bednarczyk, Vienna.
Elisabeth Sturm-Bednarczyk, et al., Claudius Innocentius du Paquier Wiener Porzellan der Frühzeit 1718-1744, Vienna, 1994, p. 126, pl. 146.