This is a GERMAN GILT BRASS INKWELL with CHERUB DECORATION. It is heavily decorated and features a cherub to the left of the glass inkwell. It is in excellent condition and the inkwell appears to be original to the piece. It is marked on the bottom - Mustershutz 1156. It measures just under 11" long and 7 1/4" W. It is quite heavy and is very stable. It dates c1890.