On offer is this lovely antique inkstand/ inkwell. It's in good condition overall, the copper metal shines up well still - there are notable dings and scuffed indents here and there but as shown in the photos all adding to the aged charm and character of the piece.
It's of traditional form featuring a central inkwell with rivet decoration and domed hinged lid - the original metal inkwell liner is still present. This inkwell is flanked by two other hinged compartments, each with an inner sloped front (nibs or stamps). The front area is for pens to rest in. The whole piece has been lightly beaten/ planished creating this unique finish which catches the light beautifully.
There is a makers impressed mark to one of the lids (please refer to images) - but as yet I'm yet to identify it.
It measures a charming 15.5cm (6 inches) in outer length, 12.2cm (4 and 3/4 inches) in width and 8cm (3 and 1/4 inches) in total height.
A truly lovely evocative inkstand ready to be collected and enjoyed once again!
Arts and Crafts Copper Inkstand Inkwell