This is a decorative brass brush holder with engraved flowers and leaves. It has a hinged lid and inside is the space for a brush. Attached at one side is a brass ink holder again with hinged lid. This piece is more likely to have been used on a table or desk as it has a little support underneath and if worn at the waist the ink would have been likely to spill. The condition is good for age although the brush section, when fully closed, is a tight fit. This would be an interesting example to have as a desk ornament or even as a paperweight. Length 7.5 ins (19cm). Weight 270 grams. This item appears in my book, “Antique Boxes, Inside and Out” on page 342.
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