German Black Forest Carved Wood Cat in Boot inkwell from the Early 1900s

A German Black Forest carved wood cat in boot inkwell from the early 20th century. Whether this Black Forest piece was inspired by Charles Perrault's 17th century version of the 'Chat Botté' or not, this German inkwell will charm you with its whimsical theme and exquisite style. The expression of the cat that has found its residence inside an old boot, is priceless. His yellow eyes add to his air of seriousness and his paws flanking the sides show that he is ready to pounce. This upper section flips up to reveal the inkwell. With its petite dimensions, lovely décor and great patina, this German Black Forest carved inkwell circa 1900 will bring a charming touch to any desk.
Place of Origin: Germany
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 6 3/4" Long x 5" Height x 2 3/4" W
Inventory Number: EE67
Price: $1,950