Superb ormolu, english regency patinated bronze & white marble inkwell by weeks' of titchbourne st. london. set on a rectangular white marble base with canted corners and decorated with beading. a ewer is set upon a tree stump into which is cast weeks's signature and address. to the left of the group is a superb inkwell in ormolu decorated with forget-me-not and guilloche design and has a glass ink which would have been lined in lead with flanges to allow it to sit firmly.
thomas weeks had a "museum" or curiosity shop, at 3/4 tichborne street which started in 1803 and closed at his death in 1833. this piece dates from 1805-10. 6 inches high by 6 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep ( 15cms by 9 cms by by 15 cms)