Victorian Figural Pen Wipe - Lad with Donkey Cart

This late 19th century lad on a donkey figurine brings one back to the time of quill and dip pens. A favorite of writers during the Victorian era, the author would brush his writing instrument against the bristles in order to keep the pens from dripping ink all over the desk or letter they were writing. While some pen wipes were made from cloth, this particular piece is metal in origin. The little lad in his sky blue coat, pants, and white-spotted hat rides a donkey pulling a light brown cart, which matches his brown boots. The donkey's yellow eyes stare blankly ahead as the boy delivers his cart filled with his agricultural wares to market. These wares are the bristles, cleverly designed to look like hay. A playful piece for any desk in great condition save for a few barely noticeable chips on the paint that do not take away from the pen wipe in any way.

L: 4 1/4 in. W: 1 1/2 in. H: 2 1/2 in.

Item ID: M940

$695 USD

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