Victorian French Pen Holder dated 1848. Mounted on a heavy black marble base it could be used for many things, I have pictured a few of my ideas. Base measures 13.5 x 8.5cms & is etched with the wording 1848 30 Septembre Foret de Compiegne. The Forest of Compiegne is a large forest in the region of Picardy in France. The stand is 19cms tall and shows some age related wear. A very nice piece of curio.