Beautiful old ink well, 1800's, lustrous abalone or mother of pearl shell, all original, including the glass insert ! It is 5 & 1/4" long, 4 & 1/8" wide and 2" tall. It opens and closes well, and has a fabulous patina on the shell. Lovely original hardware on the lid. No cracks or significant damage at all, very lovely The lid stays a tiny bit open when closed, but as it never had a snap closure, that was also original.
1800's Mother Of Pearl Abalone Ink Well