This fun inkwell was definitely inspired by nature. It is made of milk glass in a conical shape, with a mushroom shaped lid. It has a creamy colored matte finish, with darker brown around the top edge of the inkwell and bottom edge of the lid. The front of the inkwell and lid are painted with grass, cattails and other leaves, and with three happy ladybugs. Gold trim was added. The lid is hinged. There is no insert. The style of collar doesn’t give much room for an insert to sit; this inkwell may have been made for use without one.
SIZE: Height to top of lid is about 4 inches. Diameter at the base is just over 3 1/2 inches.
PICTURES: The last 4 pictures (11-14) were taken with the inkwell sitting on a light-box, allowing light to shine up through the bottom of the milk glass.
CONDITION: This inkwell is in very good condition. There are no chips, cracks or scratches in the glass. The painted elements and gold trim are close to 100% intact with a blemish to lower ladybug. There is a small dent on the bottom edge of the lid’s collar. Otherwise the metal collar is in good shape. The hinge works well.
Hand Painted Milk Glass Inkwell, Ladybugs