Here's a really handsome and very well made traveling inkwell made in 1873. It's made of cut glass and sterling silver. It measures 3 7/8" long by 1 3/8" wide and 1 1/2" high. The silver has a combination of engine turning and hand engraved decoration. The glass is beautifully cut into a checkered design. It has the monogram "M.K." on the top. The inkwell is fully hallmarked with a Queen's head, date letter, sterling mark and maker's mark. The maker is Thomas Johnson of London.
The craftsmanship of the piece is so nice - it's very pleasing. The box opens and shut by turning the tab to screw or unscrew it. The tab is on a hinge, so it flattens out for travel. Inside the lid is a piece of leather to help seal the box when closed. The condition is very good - I see no problems at all.
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