Inkwell Glass w/ Brass Hinged Lid, Mother of Pearl Pen!

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 13, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
T his is a very pretty, clear, heavy (lead crystal?) glass, rectangular inkwell, with pen rest, and brass, hinged top, and a mother-of-pearl pen with steel nib in excellent condition. The brass collar and hinged lid are firmly attached to the glass, the hinge works smoothly, and minimal oxidation discoloration on the interior of the lid top. T is a depression, pen rest at the front of the glass cube. The brass has a nice, dark patina.
The dimensions of the inkwell: approximately 2" x 3" x 1 1/8".
The mother-of-pearl pen is approximately 6" long. The nib appears to me to be in writing condition, inscribed: "Spencerian, Epistolaire, F(P?) IBT (?) & Co. New York, Mf'd England.
The simple lines and brass lid make this a very attractive inkwell. A beautiful addition to an inkwell collection.
No reserve.
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