This item is a fantastic HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST CHAMOIS INKSTAND. It displays the epitome of quality Black Forest carving skill. The inkstand measures 15 1/2"wide, 10 3/4" deep and 10" high. The carving quality and detail are superb. It features a pair of Chamois's on a rocky on-cropping, the male is munching on vegetation and the she is curled up with her legs tucked under her. There is a very generous pen tray in front and two brass inkwells with German registration numbers on each - DRGM 158180. The inkwells are original to the piece. The color and patina are as fine as fine can find. The carvings are complex, deep and heavily detailed. The inkstand us in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, breaks or repairs.