This item is a BETJEMANN's VICTORIAN PARTNERS INKSTAND on MAHOGANY STAND. Betjemann's is a well known English maker. It features a gilded brass twin action lid which allows the lid to open in two different directions allowing access from two sides. The inkwell is heavy cut glass and is sharply cut and in excellent un-chipped condition with brilliant sparkle. It rests in a brass frame attached to the base which measures 7 1/2" square. The inkwell size is 2 7/8" by 2 7/8" by 3 1/2"H. The felt beneath the inkwell in the brass frame is work but original. It comes out easily and can be replaced. Since it is not seen, we chose not to replace it but it would be a simple job. The ink dates c 1890.
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