Samson - Samson Inkstand
Samson inkstand porcelain imbedded in a bronze frame of still-leaf frieze and foliate toupee feet. The rectangular panel with central vignette depicting landing geese, flanked by heart & fan-shaped vignette on an uppercase ground of honeycomb motif and a lower case of flowers on dotted green. Two cubic inkwells with flying birds covered with bronze hinged domed & pierced lids.
Émile Samson (1837-1913) was probably the most famous manufacturer of reprodutions; Samson used the special mark seen here - back of the rectangular panel - on Japanese and Chinese style.
34.3 x 19 cm (13" ½ x 7" ½)