German Bronze Figural Inkwell W/nodder Type Action In Lid
A matt pewter like patina on a heavy bronze inkwell with a smoke like figure with eyes and mouth surmount a footed and fluted hexagonal urn shaped base. The eyes and tongue are counter weighted to move when bumped. The original glass insert is present. The piece is in wonderful condition with no regrets. I would describe this as Beidermeier period.
An elf like creature with a wig mask, two big ears, furry tail, two legs, and a grinning face. The ears hold pens. Made of solid gold colored bronze., unmarked but likely European. Very nice condition except the insert is missing.
A finely detailed winged bust of Satan/Devil with ivory horns and a snake on his chest opens to reveal the inkwell. Made of silvered bronze with light losses, original insert in bronze, no markings. Late 19th century, likely European. A form seldom seen for sale.
Art Nouveau, Cast Metal Rooster And Hen Figural Inkwell, Circa 1900
This cast metal inkwell, has the figures of a crowing rooster and a hen on an Art Nouveau style tray with ornate scroll designs and flowers. The hinged well also has a scroll design on the lid and lifts to find a glass insert which is in very good condition with only some roughness around the outer edges and some old ink residue. This circa 1900 inkwell is unmarked and measures 7 across by 5 ½ deep and 3 ¼ tall. It is in very good condition with only normal wear from age.
This hand-carved inkwell is in the shape of a Scotty dog with glass eyes looking over a hollowed out log. We believe it to be German, Black Forest made. The hollowed log serves as a pen holder and the dogs head is hinged to cover a glass insert which has no chips or cracks, just roughness to the opening. It measures 2 ¾ tall by 5 across and 3 ¼ deep. The inkwell is in very good condition with no damage to the wood.
This hand-painted and carved inkwell is in the shape of a parrot with glass eyes sitting on a tree stump. We believe it to be, turn of the century, German Black Forest made. It has a carved pen holder in the front with the top of the stump being hinged to serve as the cover for a ceramic insert, which has no chips or cracks and the numbers 6643 over 246 on the bottom. It measures 5 ½ tall by 4 across and 4 deep. There is a cloth piece glued to the bottom of the stump. The inkwell is in very good condition with no damage to the wood and only a little wear to the original paint.
Marked on base: FOUNTAIN - PAT. APL'D FOR Size: 3-7/8 inches across base (Longest angle), 2-inch opening across rim Condition: Used, vintage, No lid, bottom shows age appropriate use wear Comments: ribbed pattern on sides, heavy weighted glass, has threads near rim for a screw- on type lid, but no lid remains with this piece
This, late 1800's, dip pen has a smooth mother of pearl handle with an embossed shaft marked JNO HOLLAND . It has a gold nib which is marked Conklin 2 Toledo . It measures 6 ¼ long to the end of the nib. The pen and nib are in very good condition with only the nib being a little bent and some old ink residue on both.
This, late 1800's, dip pen has a smooth mother of pearl handle with an embossed shaft marked JNO HOLLAND 4 . It has a gold nib which is marked John Holland, Cin, O, No. 4 . It measures 6 ½ long to the end of the nib. The pen and nib are in good condition with only the nib being slightly bent with some waviness.
This, late 1800's, dip pen has a smooth mother of pearl handle with an embossed shaft marked JNO HOLLAND 4 . It has a gold nib which is marked John Holland, Cin, O, No. 4 . It measures 6 ¾ long to the end of the nib. The pen and nib are in very good condition with only some old ink residue on both.
This, late 1800's, dip pen has a unique mother of pearl handle which flares out from the embossed shaft. It has a gold nib which is marked Mabie Todd, NY, 1 . There is no makers mark on the pen itself. It measures 6 long to the end of the nib. The pen and nib are in very good condition with only some old ink residue on both.
Vintage Carved Mother Of Pearl, Dip Pen With Brown Leather Case
This vintage dip pen has an intricately carved mother of pearl handle, an embossed shaft and a gold nib marked A Norton . There is no maker's mark on the pen itself. The handle is carved in swirls and rings, these make it easy to hold and catch the light beautifully. It measures 6 ¼ long to the end of the nib. . It comes in a brown leather covered case, which has very little wear and red velvet inside lining, which is in good condition. The hook latches both work well. The pen and nib are in very good condition with only the nib being slightly bent.
Traveling Inkwell, Green Leather Traveler, Circa 1890
This green leather covered traveling inkwell has INK in gold embossed lettering on the lid. It is a pocket type, spring-loaded inkwell with a thumb release button and security catch with glass insert. The inkwell measures 1 across by 1 ¾ deep and 2 high. There is no makers mark but probably made in England. It is in very good condition with the spring latch and hinge working as intended. The glass well has very little roughness at the opening and no breaks. The rubber seal has dried and worn from age and there is very little wear to the leather cover.
Traveling Inkwell With Stand, Nickel Plated Traveler, Circa 1910
This small nickel plated traveling inkwell is a pocket type, spring-loaded inkwell with a thumb release button and security catch with glass insert. The security catch also serves as a stand when lowered. The inkwell measures 5/8 across by 1 ¼ deep and 1 ¾ high. There is no makers mark but probably made in England. It is in very good condition with the spring latch and hinge working as intended. The glass well has a little roughness at the opening but no breaks. The rubber seal has dried and worn from age and there is a little wear to the plating.
Traveling Inkwell, Nickel Plated Traveler, Circa 1910
This nickel plated traveling inkwell is a pocket type, spring-loaded inkwell with a thumb release button and security catch with glass insert. The inkwell measures ¾ across by 1 ¾ deep and 1 ¾ high. There is no makers mark but probably made in England. It is in very good condition with the spring latch and hinge working as intended. The glass well has a little roughness at the opening but no breaks. The rubber seal has dried and worn from age.
Traveling Inkwell, De La Rue Casket Ink, Nickel Plated Traveler, Circa 1910
This nickel plated traveling inkwell is a pocket type, spring-loaded inkwell with a thumb release button with glass insert and a hinged case which also serves as a stand. Both pieces are marked DE LA RUE Manufactured in Paris, Thos. De La Rue and the inkwell is also marked CASKET INK . It measures 1 ½ across by 1 deep and 2 1/8 high. Both pieces are in very good condition with the spring latch and hinges working as intended. The glass well has a little roughness at the opening but no breaks. The rubber seal is missing from the lid of the inkwell and there is a little wear to the plating.
Sterling & Cut Glass Ink Stand Hamilton & Diesinger
Hamilton & Diesinger signed repousee sterling mount brilliant period cut glass ink well with matching stand with pen holder in perfect condition. initialed lid, marked on base and collar Hamilton & Diesinger, Phila. were in business for only a short time and went out of business about 1900
Austrian glass cube inkwell on square leather base. Glass cube with cut bevelled edges and sides, and hinged brass lid. Square leather base with inset for inkwell. Leather with filigree designs of flowers, leaves and scrolls. Marked on base: Austria. Circa: 1890-1910. Glass inkwell size: 3 inches tall; 2 inches square. Leather base: 4 inches square. Condition: Small nick at one corner of cube. Lid comes off of hinge when opened, but can easily be placed back on. Couple of dings on lid. Leather on base is very delicate, and is worn and peeling along the sides, and has wear to the bottom.
This inkwell has a brass tray with two cast brass court jesters holding up a glass well. The tray has fluted edges and measures 4 by 6 . The glass well is formed to fit the ring that the jesters are holding and it is in very good condition with no damage. It has a brass hinge and fittings and the hinge may have been repaired. The inkwell has no makers mark and is 3 tall with the well in place. A unique old piece in very good condition.
This cast metal, I believe brass, desk set includes a hinged lid inkwell with a glass insert, which is in very good condition, and a matching pen wipe brush. This, circa 1910, inkwell measures 2 ¾ square by 2 ½ tall and the brush measures 2 ¾ square by 2 tall. There is no makers mark on either piece and they are in very good condition.
Art Deco, Cast White Metal, Notre Dame De Lourdes Inkwell, Circa 1925
This Notre Dame de Lourdes souvenir inkwell was made in the Art Deco style of cast white metal. There is a hinged lid well on the front with a flower on the cover. Under the lid is a ceramic insert which is in very good condition. This circa 1925 inkwell is marked Made in France on the bottom. It measures 6 across by 3 ½ deep by 3 ¾ tall and it is in very good condition with only normal wear from age.
A unique desk-top inkwell made of steel with a glass well. It has a spring mechanism which works the swivel cover from a wire lever on the front. It measures 2 ½ square by 2 ¼ tall. It has, what appears to be, original red paint on the frame and leather on the bottom. The spring mechanism works well but the cover has metal on the bottom and it hangs up on the well. It just has to be pushed close. I could file it off but do not want to change the original well. The glass well is in very good condition with no damage. There is no makers mark on this inkwell.
Souvenir Niagara Falls, Indian With Teepee Inkwell, Germany
This souvenir, cast, white metal inkwell is in the form of an Indian standing next to a teepee with Niagara Falls printed on the front. The Indian is holding a tomahawk and, what looks to be a spear. The teepee top is a hinged lid which has a ceramic insert inside. The insert is in good condition with only a couple of fleabites on the lip. All is polychrome decorated but there is quite a bit of wear to the Indian and the top of the spear has rusted off. The inkwell is stamped Germany on the bottom. It measures 3 ½ tall by 4 across and 3 deep.
Art Nouveau, Jennings Brothers, Bronze Finish Inkwell, Circa 1910
This is a cast metal inkwell with a bronze finish made in Art Nouveau influence with a dancing woman in relief. It was made by the Jennings Brothers Manufacturing Company, circa 1910. The Jennings Brothers began their metalwork foundry in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1891 and remained open until the early 1950s. This inkwell is marked J B 1622 on the bottom. It has a pen tray in front and hinged lid. Lifting the lid there is a milk glass insert which has no damage but does have old ink residue. It measures 3 ¾ tall by 4 across by 4 deep and it is in very good condition.
This cast brass inkwell has a round weighted base with pen holder and an offset attached well. The well has a hinged cover which opens to a cobalt glass insert which has a few fleabites on the lip but in good condition. The cover and base are decorated in low relief and there is felt on the bottom. There is no markers mark. The inkwell measures 3 tall by 5 across and it is in very good condition.
This cast aluminum inkwell is in the shape of a crab. It has a hinged shell for the lid and moveable front claws. Under the lid is a single glass insert which is in very good condition. The crab is engraved Alline and is hand chased with flowers and scrolls. The crab measures 2 ½ to the top of the claws by 7 across and 7 deep at the widest points. The inkwell has no makers mark and is in very good condition.
This brass Prussian helmet inkwell has a loose cover with finial. There is a Prussian Eagle on the front with an angled sword behind and it has a black leather strap. Under the cover is a plastic insert which has no damage. The eagle on the front is not quite straight and has, possibly lost a tail feather, but overall this circa 1900 inkwell is in very good condition. The inkwell has no makers mark and measures 2 ½ tall by 2 ½ across and 2 ½ deep.
Cast White Metal Elephant, Figural Inkwell, Circa 1900
This figural, cast white metal, elephant shaped inkwell has a gold finish and a stamped metal dome hinged lid. The insert is missing from under the lid. The bottom is marked, Made in Japan . It measures 3 ½ across by 1 ¾ deep and 3 ¼ tall. This inkwell dates from around 1900 and is in very good condition other than wear to the gold finish from being handled over the years.
A cast white metal, ornate inkwell is in the Art Nouveau style with female faces in relief on a paneled body and a hinged, acanthus trimmed lid. Beneath the lid is a glass insert which is in very good condition with only a straw mark and fleabite on the outside rim. This circa 1890 inkwell has no makers mark and measures 2 ¼ across and 3 tall. It is in very good condition other than a little wear to the dark gray finish from being handled over the years.
Cast White Metal Camel, Figural Inkwell, Circa 1900
This figural, cast white metal, camel shaped inkwell has a stamped metal dome hinged lid. The insert is missing from under the lid. The bottom is marked, Made in Japan and Patent . It measures 3 ½ across by 1 1/2 3 tall. This inkwell dates from around 1900 and is in very good condition other than wear to the silver finish from being handled over the years.
Very attractive large vintage brass inkwell. It has a brass removeable insert. No maker's mark on it; looks like it dates to the 1920's-40's; some age/patina on it. It is about 9 inches long x 2 tall. Makes a nice desk accessory.
Antique Inkwells Charlie Mccarthy And Mortimer Snerd Number
Old matching set of Inkwells. One is Charlie Mccarthy, the other is Mortimer Snerd. Both were made famous by the renowed ventriloquist Edgar Bergen during the 1930 to 1940 era. The set has its fair share of chips with several on Charlies hat and one on the bottom right hand corner. Mortimer is in better shape with only one chip on his hair above his left ear. Both have their original corks and are numbered on the bottom impressed. Nice find for the Collector.
Vintage brass Belgium art nouveau inkwell. Incised mark: Depose, Made in Belgium. Has a glass ink insert; the glass insert has some fleabites on rim of it as expected on these old ones. This inkwell has a nice dark patina; underside is showing oxidation. It is 6.5 wide x 5.75 deep x 3.75 tall. A very attractive item for your desk or inkwell collection! 2/10gib#2924
Art Nouveau inkwell. Very nice old inkwell; deep dark patina on the brass. It is 7 long x 6 deep. The pressed glass inkwell looks cloudy in the pics because I had not yet cleaned it; it was very dusty inside. It is now very nice and clear. A great item for your library/office! 12/09brncs
Made in France,Figural Inkwell, showing Famous landmarks of Paris France, Made from metal composition bronze finish,I am not sure that is a bronze, but it is very heavy, Measuring about 8 x 3 1/2 and about 5 1/4 high.
Very attractive vintage inkwell for sale. Numbered: 1126 on bottom. Very confident this is a Jennings Brothers item; the initials mark likely wore off. Nice condition; it is not iron. Probably copper or copper finished pot metal. It is 8 long x 5 wide x 3.25 tall. It has a vintage glass insert. This would make a great gift! #2737br11/09
This is a complete inkwell. It has the glass insert as well as the little metal cleaning fingers. Made of a solid brass with a wood veneer insert. Stands 2 ½ tall on 4 small feet by 4 5/8 square base. Great to get on so complete.
Amber glass cone or bell-shaped inkwell. Mold shaped. Size: 2 3/8 inches tall; 2 3/8 inches wide. Circa: Early 20th Century Condition: Bottle has a crack along the flared portion of bottom, approx 3 3/4 inches long.
BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN INKWELL WITH STERLING SILVER ORNATE LID AND HEAVY CRYSTAL BOTTLE, LID IS SIGNED - STERLING - IT STANDS ABOUT 2 inches high, U.S. Buyer please remit 8.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
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Original packaging and containing three nibs, made in U.S.A. by the Hunt Pen Company, Camden New Jersery. This package originally held a dozen, but only three remain and they are each marked: Ross F. George - Made In U.S.A.- Speedball - Made By Hunt Pen Co. B-1 Condition: as shown in photo, some minor wear to carton / nibs are good
THIS IS STERLING SILVER MUSEUM QUALITY DESK INKWELL, ENGLISH - VICTORIAN ERA, THERE ARE HALLMARKS BUT IN A WAY HARD TO READ BECAUSE OF AGE THEY GOT A BIT ERASED, BUT, THE INKWELL IS IN EXCELLENT - MINT CONDITION,ONLY THIN CARDBOARD LINING UNDERNEATH THE INKWELL SHOW AGE.THIS PRECIOUS INKWELL COMES FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION, THE LID IS MADE FROM TORTOISE SHELL ADORNED WITH SILVER INLAY, as per images - THE BASE OF INKWELL IS MADE IN ART NOUVEAU STYLE SHOWING LOVELY RAISED SCROLLING, The base measures about 5 in diam. Top of the inkwell measures about 2 1/2 in diam., and it stands with lid up 4 1/2 inch and with lid down 3 inch high.US Buyer please remit 12.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
UNUSUAL AND TINY GLASS AND STERLING INKWELL,PROPERLY HALLMARKED, please see images - Measuring about 2 1/4 in diam, and over 1 inch high, Excellent condition, no chips or cracks, US Buyer please remit 7.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE, VICTORIAN INKWELL, IT IS MADE FROM WHAT IT SEEMS PORCELAIN WITH BASIC SKY BLUE COLOR AND HAND PAINTED FLOWERS, GORGEOUS,THIS LOVELY INKWELL HAS A DIMPLED BODY , AND THE LID IS HINGED, as per images - BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE FROM VICTORIAN TIMES DESK INKWELLS,It stands 2 3/4 inch high - Excellent condition for it's age, no chips or cracks, US Buyer to pay 7.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
LUXURIOUS ANTIQUE INKWELL,MADE (AND SIGNED) FRANCE, Excellent condition considering age, no chips or cracks, it is complete,with ink liner and hinged lid, just a bit ware of gold paint shows ware, which is understandable, Beautiful Hand Painted floral design between the gold hand painted areas, as per images - Measuring close to 6 1/2 inch long, 3 1/2 inch high and 3 1/4 inch wide, US Buyer to pay 8.00 for shipping plus insurance.THANKS.
This is a vintage Staffordshire quill holder in the form of a sitting greyhound on a cobalt base. There is a gilt gold line around the front of the base, around the neck as a collar and around the quill opening. This piece measures 5 ½ tall by 3 across and 2 deep. There is the typical crazing that is present on many Staffordshire pieces and I see only a very small flea bite on the right ear. Other than that there are no chips, cracks or repairs present. I see no makers mark on this piece.
Victorian Inspired Grotesque Figure Inkwell Holder Cast in Brass w/Glass Inserted Ink Holder Size: 4 H (closed) x 3¾ W x 3½ D Condition: very good - never used Please note that the keyhole is faux - just part of the design. Weight: 1¼ lbs. Age: late 20th Century Markings: Incised on bottom LEVENGER Paper Label states: Made In India
This great double inkwell made by Bradley and Hubbard is 10 1/2 in. in length and 4 3/4 in. in width. Each inkwell is 3 1/4 in. in height and each has a 2 in. by 2 in. base of very thick glass. The tops are hinged. The base is marked B & H 6277. It is quite heavy.
This is a vintage dip pen with a mother of pearl handle and a gold nib marked Crown, No. 7 and a crown emblem. There is no maker's mark on the pen itself. It measures 6 long to the end of the nib. The pen and nib are in very good condition with just some ink residue.
This vintage wood pencil box has the charm of being hand made, so is special and unique for that reason. Measures 10 ½ inches length and a generous 3 ½ inches width, with a height of 1 ¼ inches. Lid moves to the side to reveal the three storage areas inside, one most likely for the pens and the others would hold the nibs. Some chips to the wood, as expected from age and use. Very unique/ larger size from the manufactured boxes that are more commonly found.
Pencil Boxes: Two Sliding Drawers - Wood Storage Box - Nib Holder Size / With Nibs
This unique wooden box, was bought at auction, which featured many vintage wooden pencil boxes, and it came with pen nibs. Size: 4 ¾ inches length, nearly 2 inches width and just under 1 inch in height; with two sliding wood panels which reveal the two area's for storage. Comes as found with several pen nibs, which date to 1930's. One has: Esterbrook and the second has: The Eclipse- Austin Novelties Co., -Austin, ILL. Third has: Joseph Gillott's - official pen - No. 1065 .
Gorgeous antique sterling silver repousse inkwell. The perfect special gift! Outstanding inkwell; very tiny sterling mark on lid rim edge, you need a magnifer to see it. Very nice condition. Stands 2.25 tall x 2 wide. Age est: 1800's. Check out the movie, 'The Weight of Water'; there is an almost identical inkwell on a desk! The movie is about a double homicide in 1873. #1653, t's-est-1/07
Attractive antique Royal Zinn inkwell. It has a nice dark patina on it even though it looks bright and shiny in the photos; the camera tends to illuminate metal objects. This lovely copper finish over pewter or tin inkwell has a glass insert. It actually is much better looking than the pictures show it. Raised logo on bottom and #1062 Royal Zinn. It is 11 long x 5 deep. Some age/wear off the copper part where a pen would lay, but it's not bad. It is rather hefty and is 11 long x 5 deep x 2 tall. It looks very Arts & Crafts era, (age est: late 1800's-1920's). This is a very nice desk accessory! djau1206#1606-CC
The cast brass inkwell was made in the Art Deco style. It has a polished brass finish with a matching hinged cover. The glass insert is a two piece funnel type in very good condition. There is a pen tray across the front and it is marked with the number 4861 on the bottom. It measures 5 ½ across by 4 ½ deep and 2 ½ tall. This c. 1920 inkwell is in excellent condition.
This desk set comes complete with hinged lid inkwell, matching stamp box and rocker blotter. They are made of cast white metal with an antique bronze finish in a floral Rococo design. There is a ceramic insert, which is in excellent condition, marked GERMANY 5053 . The measurements of the set are: Inkwell; 2 ¾ square by 2 ½ tall, Stamp box; 1 ½ square by 1 tall, Blotter; 3 across by 2 deep and 2 tall. This c. 1890 set is in excellent condition.
This gilt stamped brass inkwell has a square crystal well seated in a brass frame. The collar extends over the shoulder to meet the base with scrolled designs. The hinged cover has a paste red jewel on the center. The top of the collar is marked Pat. Applied For . The inkwell measures 1 ¾ square by 2 ¼ tall. This c. 1900 inkwell is in very good condition with only a few fleabites on the opening of the well.
This cast brass inkwell has relief decorations enameled in an Eastern look. There is a hinged, matching cover, with a ceramic insert, in very good condition, placed into the well when it was made. This eliminated the problem of it getting lost. The inkwell measures 2 5/8 square by 3 tall. This late nineteenth century inkwell is in excellent condition with a wonderful patina.
This Art nouveau style set has a square crystal inkwell seated in a brass frame attached to an irregular shaped tray. The stamped brass lid is hinged and the collar extends over the shoulder. Also attached to the tray next to the well is a brass box with a lift off lid. Stamps is written on it along with some other designs. It measures 6 ¼ across by 4 ½ deep and 2 ¼ tall. This c. 1890 inkwell is in excellent condition.
This cast brass inkwell with designs in relief has bracket feet and a hinged brass matching cover trimmed with acanthus leaves. It has a white pottery insert, which is in very good condition. The bottom is marked MOD. BREVET. The inkwell measures 4 ½ across by 3 ½ deep and 2 tall. This c. 1900 inkwell is in excellent condition.
Silver Plated Art Nouveau Inkwell, Jennings Brothers
This silver plated cast white metal inkwell was made by the Jennings Brothers Manufacturing Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut in the Art Nouveau style. It has floral decoration on the base and a hinged cover with flowers on the top. It has an opaque white glass insert, which is in excellent condition. The bottom is marked TRADE MARK J.B. SIGNIFIES THE BEST, 116 . It measures 3 across by 3 deep and 3 tall. This early twentieth century inkwell is in very good condition although a lot of the silver plating has worn off.
This white porcelain, one-piece inkwell consists of a saucer base with hobnails and a round well. There is a brass hinge and snap type collar assembly, attached to the neck of the well with a matching cover. The inkwell measures 4 across by 2 ½ tall. The porcelain is in very good condition, with no chips or cracks. There is one area of mold flaw on the bottom. The hinge is intact although the brass collar has been bent so it does not close flush or latch.
This French, c. 1860 white porcelain, one-piece inkwell consists of a saucer base and round well. There is a brass hinge and snap type collar assembly, attached to the neck of the well with a brass cover. The cover is marked ENCRIER de VOYAGE BREVETE, FCJ ne A PARIS which roughly translates to BREVETE TRAVELING INWELL . Also on the inside of the lid is the remnant of an original paper label. The inkwell measures 4 ¼ across by 2 ½ tall. It is in very good condition with only some minor roughness to the bottom edge and some discoloration to the metal top. The spring and snap work perfectly.
This c. 1900 inkstand has a porcelain base with attached well, which is hand-painted with gold trim. The matching cover is hinged with brass mounts. The bottom is marked with VICTORIA CARLSBAD in a double circle insignia, and AUSTRIA under it. Also the number 115 is written. The inkwell measures 8 ½ across by 4 ½ deep and 3 tall. It is in excellent condition, with only one little chip on the edge of the tray, but this has gold gilt over it.
This round, porcelain inkwell with matching mushroom shaped cover is attached to a folded napkin design tray. The tray has four stars cutouts. The inkwell and tray is hand-painted with flowers and gilt accents. The cover is hinged with brass mounts. It measures 5 across by 3 ½ tall. I would date this probably late nineteenth century. It is in very good condition with one small hairline on the tray and some wear to the gilt.
This inkstand has a woman with flowing hair in water surrounded by reeds on the base of the tray. To the side is a hinged lid inkwell. The ceramic insert is there and in excellent condition. This inkwell is signed, N. Vidal. It is made of cast white metal with a silver or almost pewter finish. The inkwell measures 8 ½ across by 7 deep and 3 tall. This is not a vintage piece, but a great collectible and in excellent condition.
This large inkstand depicts Joan Of Arc on a rearing horse. The two inkwells have hinged lids with finials that don't quite match, and a tray for pens is across the front. It stands on five scroll feet. This was made in France c.1900 and is signed A Bosso . This inkwell is made of cast white metal with a bronze patina. One of the inkwells has its glass insert, in very good condition, while the other is missing. Joan is missing the flag and staff from her right hand and the reins from the horse are also not there. The horse has a real tale and the entire inkstand is finely detailed. It measures 12 across by 8 deep and 10 to the top of Joan's arm.
Vintage hand made silver inkwell with a container for ink, pen, and sand, weighing one pound eight ounces, in excellent condition, and inscribed underneath 'Shirley' of Williamsburg, Virginia, and 'Handmade' and with a house shaped design insignia. It looks and feels like sterling silver, however, there are no sterling markings that I could find. It also has what looks like 'IST'and '1991' engraved on the front side (see other views). Great rare collector piece for inkwell or writing enthusiasts! $14.50 priority mail shipping and insurance charge within the U.S.
This is a great old inkstand. The base is a heavy clear glass. It has a 1-¾ inch diameter well in it, which has an adjoining smaller diameter well. There are also indents on both sides of the well that may be used to hold your pens. The cap for the well appears to be gold plated pewter. It is in the form of a beautiful rosette. There is some minor wear to the gold and a small chip on the bottom right front of the glass stand. Other than those two things this piece is in great shape and simply wonderful. It is 4 inches wide x 5 inches deep and approximately 2 1/4 inches to the top of the Rosette.