This antique, late 18th century, Spanish fruitwood and cast and turned brass inkstand desk set or standish consists of a taper holder, bell and three containers, one open. The base sits atop tiny slipper feet and is further enhanced by four corner finials and a large center finial with open handle.
For a similar inkstand see: P. Schiffer, et. al., American, English and European: Fifteenth Century to 1850, p. 291, Ill. D
Late 18th century
Width 7 Depth 8 inches
Note: (1) lid missing finial.