Gone are the days of eloquent letters penned by ink and quill under golden candlelight. But luckily for romantics like us, beautiful relics -- like this inkwell -- remain to remind us of that bygone era.
This exquisite piece hails from the early 1900s, just before the decline of inkwells thanks to the invention of the typewriter and the fountain pen.
It is cast in brass in the quintessential art nouveau style and features a gorgeous bare breasted nymph standing guard above a large 3-dimensional floral inkwell. The woman's arms act as the pen rest.
Inkwell has its original cap and removable cup.
If inkwells aren't your thing, this breathtaking piece also would make a great witchy candle holder or cone incense burner.
Date: 1900s Materials: Brass Measurements: 3 5/8" x 5 1/2" x 4 1/2" Markings: None Condition: Very Good Inkwell cup has a slightly jagged edge. The inkwell is two pieces screwed together and the top piece is slightly off from the base. This flaw happened when the piece was made and is quite common with this particular design. I have seen a number with the same issue.