This item is a superb HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST CAPERCAILLIE INK WELL. It is a magnificent piece of the very best in Black Forest carving with extraordinary detail, fabulous color and patina and very generous in size. Overall, it measures 17” wide, 16” deep and 9 1/2” high. It features two inkwells, one of which has a minor rim chip at the top which cannot be seen when the lid is attached. The carvings are deep, covering the entire piece and in excellent condition. This is truly an impressive piece.