R. Taupin d'Auge Art Nouveau Inkstand; and Two Inkwells
Cast bronze; glass and metal
France, Europe, late 19th/early 20th century
The stand with pinecone-form inkwell with hinged lid and oak leaves surrounding the pen rest, inscribed R. Taupin d'Auge on edge, remnant of paper label on the reverse inscribed Made in France, lacking glass insert, ht. 2 3/8, wd. 5 3/4, lg. 10 3/4; globular molded light green glass inkwell with brass mounted hinged cover, on a square lobed base with petal-form cut-outs, ht. 3 1/2, dia. 4 3/4 ; and an Art Nouveau round iridescent blue glass inkwell mounted with hinged copper cap, lacking glass insert, ht. 2 1/4, dia. 5 1/4 in.