Featured Brass Inkwell

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by David Wright, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. David Wright

    David Wright New Member


    Can anyone identify this inkwell, age and origin?


  2. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    No marks to go on here, David. Looks to me like it's made in India. Quite popular in the beginning of the previous century, 1900's, when we still used pen and ink.
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  3. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Are there any marks on it, @David Wright ? It does have an Indian look to me, but I'm far from an expert on this type of thing.
  4. David Wright

    David Wright New Member

    Thanks for the reply....only these below.

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  5. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    The mark doesn't say much unless someone has info on what the little figure below the number represents, perhaps a foundry stamp. The number methinks is just the particular model/style number assigned to this piece. Which looks more like bronze than brass to me actually. An inkwell like this is usually pretty weighty. Brass would be too light to be suitable.
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  6. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    India is very famous for its brassware, so this doesn't surprise me if it was made in India.

    Age? At least 100 years. Inkwells didn't stop just because fountain pens were invented, though, but the general styling looks rather Victorian, so maybe 120, 130 years old.
  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    Several people say theirs are German. The two like yours don't show the mark but one say it says Germany so perhaps give yours another close inspection in case it's small on yours.

    Say it says 2930 Germany

    Call it German


    Similar with same mark, say it says Germany but I can't see it in this photo
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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Looks late Victorian to me. But I don't see an Indian origin.

  9. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    If it says Germany then I'd date it from 1891 to 1910.
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