Victorian Grand Tour Palais Royal French Mother of Pearl Quill Pen Holder and Pen
Quite unique and beautiful c. 1830s French Palais Royal mother of pearl pen holder and mother of pearl quill pen.
These type of pieces were most likely first presented from the boutiques flanking the garden promenade of the old Palais Royal, Paris. Trinkets and the most elegant wares of all kinds were available from the Palais Royal boutiques, and it was a center of society, commerce and theatre, dining for nearly 200 years of French history.
This scarce pen holder features a bronze dore gilt frame with gorgeous detail work and serpent feet. The frame has branches that form to hold 3 pens. So unique! In the center is a mother of pearl oval-shaped dish that could have been used for holding pen nibs or just for decor as common with Palais Royal/Grand Tour pieces.
It measures 4-3/4" wide and 5" tall and 3" deep. It's in superb condition. The Victorian mother of pearl pen measures 6" long and is an extra bonus.
A truly gorgeous Palais Royal piece for your desk that has is 200 years old!