A French Directoire ormolu and white marble inkwell

A French Directoire period ormolu, patinated bronze and white marble inkwell, showing a young lady in a Roman dress  holding flowers next to a column with ivy inscribed : "je meurs où je m’attache" ("I die where I creep") , in front of her two small baskets of flowers hide the ink and sand.
Circa 1795 – 1800.

3rd Baron Hesketh, Easton Neston  House ( Northamptonshire) 

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