A very stylish German early Jugendstil brass desk stand and inkwell by renowned makers WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik) and dating from around 1900. The stand comprises of a central raised inkwell with square top and hinged dome cover with a raised ornamental finial. The inner inkwell is recessed and has its original removable glass liner. The cover has a hammered finish rare and with a flat edge with a simple circle design molded edging. The raised inkwell has long swept rounded edges to either side and with a swept shorter edge to the front forming part of a pen holder tray to the lower section. The stand has rounded edging to back and with a raised rectangular shaped front edge again repeating the molded circular pattering to the front raised edges. The desk stand has an impressed makers mark to the base and is numbered 91 and probably an early example.