Vintage 1940's Zephyr Art Deco Swivodex swivel black inkwell with a ball shaped bottle that sits in a dished stand that allows it swivel in all directions, this is complete with original pen (a very rare find). The dimensions are about 4" by 4" without the pen, the condition is excellent, no chips cracks or scratches. The bottle has straw marks and pontil manufacture marks from blown glass process, the stand is of glass that was blown into a mold and has straw marks and press residue on the base. Both the bottle and the stand are made of a deeply colored black glass, to get black as a color for blown glass nickle and nickle oxides are added to the liquid glass during manufacture. The set has no manufacture marks, it is an extremely rare piece especially as it is in near mint condition and is all original, it would be a wonderful set for display or to add to a collection.
Art Deco Zephyr Swivodex Swivel Black Glass Inkwell, Stand and Pen