18th Century Brass and Mahogany Standish

18th Century Brass and Mahogany Standish

Ink stands of this type are often attributed to Spain, though the one most similar to this in the Schiffer Brass Book is captioned “English, Dutch or Spanish”

Wherever it was made it a handsome and very well preserved desk accessory, complete with its original service bell.

England, Holland, Spain, 1770-80 c.H: 8"W: 8"D: 8"Reference number: 22497