Rare Antique English Bee Hive Inkwell ca. 1869 With Makers Mark
- Source: eBay
What an incredible find. This inkwell was manufactured by the G.B & Sons of England. The only other one I can find is one that sold at auction for $1441 at Puckering's Ltd Auction House. The beehive is made from a heavy cast rope with a hinged lid. The inside retains it's original removable glass and liner for easy filling and cleaning.The back is where the full English design and registration diamond-shaped lozenge can be found, dating the piece to 1869. A rare and fine piece in excellent condition. 5 1/2 inches square and 4 1/2 inches tall. The insert is the original with a beautiful cornflower blue glass. Please email me with any other questions. Payment is due at the end of the auction. Thank you!