Inkwell LOETZ (1836-1947) pate of iridescent glass and silvered bronze cap Austrian manufacturing with a silver lining 1900/1920 of Empire style.
The Empire style is a style of furniture and decoration in vogue from 1803 (after the campaigns of Egypt and Italy) in 1821. He took off thanks to the orders and directives of Napoleon, but he lasted after his disappearance this is probably why he does not bear the name of the emperor.
Style heir Empire Directoire style
Rigor and scrupulously straight orthogonal lines;
Hieratic quality of the whole;
Predominance of mahogany;
bronze decor applies laurel wreaths, stars, palm leaves, bees, dancing nymphs