This item is a HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST INK WELL. Again, like many of the Black Forest pieces, this one is fashioned out of a single piece of wood. It features a handsome dog with a mustache with attitude, an original insert and a pen rest. The ink well measures 4 1/4"W and 4 1/2"H. It is in superb condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. the carvings are deep and detailed and the color and patina are fabulous. this is a lovely piece of quality Black Forest.