We have just acquired a very handsome Victorian inkwell. It is in the form of a bust of a youthful knight with distinguished features. It is made of spelter with a bronze plating that has aged with time presenting a beautiful patina. The helmet is hinged and drops forward to become the metal shield that would protect the knight’s face. It retains the original glass inkwell which is free of damage. The inkwell is mounted on the original oval ebonized base or tray. It measures almost 7 ¼ inches tall with the helmet up and 7 ¾ inches at the widest part of the oval wooden base. I believe it to be Circa 1850 - 1860. There are no maker’s marks and only normal wear to the patina that you would expect. It weighs 2 ½ lbs. This would be absolutely stunning on a desk in a gentleman’s study.
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