This distinguished fellow is an antique bronze inkwell. He looks to be a well-dressed Pug dog, sporting a fancy shirt collar, as well as a linked collar. He is highly-detailed, from his extravagant attire, to an abundance of fur lines, as well as the amazed look on his face. He has a hinged lid so that when his head is tilted back, he reveals the inkwell that has a removable glass insert. At 4" tall x 3" long x 2 1/2" wide, he is small but very heavy due to the lead in his base, that can be seen from his underside. He is in excellent condition. He is a unique and excellent find for both a collector of antique inkwells, as well as a dog enthusiast. On your desk, not only would he add a touch of "class", he looks as though he might be a good listener too.
Antique Bronze Pug Dog Head Inkwell c.1880