This is the very large version of the Victorian figural camel inkwell and is a wonderful 'living' example of Victoriana.
We have 2 of these in this size and have sold the smaller version as well (only around 5" long). They make a great statement decoratively and of course, functioned beautifully 'back in the day'.
The details of this mold are clear as can be and highlight just how detailed the original sculpture must have been. Struck out of white metal and hand painted (every inkwell has variations in the colors chosen and the distribution of the color). This one is in very good condition and the photos show the areas of paint loss.
The second one, already listed separately, is also in good condition but not quite as good as this one!