This item is a very cute looking HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST SWISS MOUNTAIN DOG INKWELL. He’s sitting there looking like he’s waiting for something interesting to happen. Swiss Mountain Dogs are amongst the most popular of Black Forest carving subjects. The piece is beautiful with nicely detailed carving and perfect color and patina. It measures 7” high. He has glass eyes. The insert is a replacement. It actually is an ink bottle sold by Reeves & Sons, London, a artist ink supplier. The cap is marked Reeves & Sons, Ltd, London England. It also has an embossed greyhound, their logo.