Rare 19th century silvered bronze inkwell depicting a finely detailed cast bear, cast of Russian silver. Russian silver is highly desirable among serious collectors as it is one of the most beautiful, valuable, and highly-acclaimed types of silver in the world. Intricately detailed bear form stands upright while he he firmly grasps the semi-circle gilt bronze fence, his hinged head revealing a brass circular inkwell. The bear has been a widespread symbol of Russia since as early as the 16th century. Legendary for their strength, fearlessness, protection and firm agenda to maintain its own territory.
Place of Origin: Russia
Period: Circa 1870
Diminisions: (8 in. H x 6.5in. W x 5.75in.D)
Condition: Excellent Condition
Wear: Wear Consistent with Age and Use