Mystery Inkwell ?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by bosko69, Mar 10, 2023.

  1. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    I picked this up years ago and forgot about it.It's a 6 3/8" square inkwell base,unmarked except for 2 'Registered' markings. Looks like someone very ADD scrupulously stripped the original patination off the top,the original finish remains on the underside.
    It's also missing it's ink container and lid.I always thought about turning it into a base for some curious find.
    Any guess who may have made this ? Any ideas or clues,as always greatly appreciated.

    INK1.jpg INK2.jpg INK3.jpg
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  2. silverbell

    silverbell Well-Known Member

    Insert small vase...or a candle...or hey! what about an inkwell?
    LauraGarnet02 and komokwa like this.
  3. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Yup...I've a long an' distinguished history of such egregious conduct, an' I'm now uncovering many items as appealing as your inkwell, with little or no recollection of when or where acquired. I know renewed shame with every one. Sigh.
  4. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    It'd make a nice vase & an inkwell.Yep,some old treasures lurking in the house and garage.
  5. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    Inkwell would've been glass, with a matching brass lid to go with the base. They were often removable, for cleaning, and such, so yeah, very easily lost.

    Could easily turn it into a candlestick or something of that nature.
  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Candlestick or vase i'm thinking.
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