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Victorian Period Sterling Silver-Mounted Controlled Bubbles Crystal Inkwell
Located in New York, NY
Victorian period, sterling silver-mounted controlled bubbles crystal inkwell with hinged lid, Gorham Mfg. Corp., Providence, Rhode Island, Ca. 1895. Interior of sterling silver hinge...
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1890s American Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

19th Century Silver Horn Desk Set
Located in Houston, TX
A 19th century continental horn desk set ornately decorated with silver. The small tray is 8 inches long, 3.25 inches deep and 1.75 inches high. The lidded glass inkwell is 4 inches ...
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19th Century European Antique Inkwells

Materials

Silver

Boin-Taburet Paris Soapstone Inkwell, Ormolu and Chinese Lacquer, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Open- worked carved monkey design soapstone inkwell (steatite) Resting on a red and gold china lacquer tray designed with characters on a bridge. Mount of tray and inkwell bronze god...
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1880s French Louis XVI Antique Inkwells

Materials

Soapstone, Ormolu

Antique Gilded Age Figural Gilt Bronze Inkwell by E.F. Caldwell, BR
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique bronze inkwell. By E. F. Caldwell. With a hinged top and glass inkwell insert supported by three kneeling youths on a trefoil base. Marked to the base with a...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Inkwells

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Bronze

Sculpted Pen
Located in Milano, IT
Hand and machine sculpted pens, in a somewhat cyber punk union, from which objects of pure poetry come out, pleasant to the touch, and intriguing to the eye, and yes, they write...
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2010s Italian Arts and Crafts Inkwells

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Wood

Sculpted Pen
Located in Milano, IT
Hand and machine sculpted pens, in a somewhat cyber punk union, from which objects of pure poetry come out, pleasant to the touch, and intriguing to the eye, and yes, they write...
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2010s Italian Arts and Crafts Inkwells

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Wood

Early 19th Century Bronze and Ormolu Sarcophagus Shaped Encrier
Located in London, GB
An early 19th century bronze and ormolu moulded edged sarcophagus shaped Encrier, the lid surmounted with sleeping cherub, raised on fluted end supports with lion's paw feet, ending ...
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19th Century English Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Vienna Bronze Walrus Inkwell
Located in New Orleans, LA
Wonderfully charming and boasting a high level of detail, this bronze walrus also serves as an inkwell. The incredible artistry of Viennese bronze work is on display in this delightf...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Other Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze

Old Paris Porcelain Inkwell, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Old Paris porcelain inkwell, 19th century. The lid is cracked. Measures: H: 26 cm, W: 28 cm, D: 21 cm.
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19th Century European Napoleon III Antique Inkwells

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Porcelain

English Mid 19th Century Burl Walnut Double Inkstand, Postal Scale and Pen Rest
Located in Wells, ME
English mid 19th century burl walnut desk organizer comprising a postal scale and six stacking weights, two cut glass inkwells with brass collars, and a penrest. This serpentine shap...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Brass

Antique Anglo-Indian Rams Horn and Brass Inkwell
Located in Houston, TX
A 19th century Anglo-Indian rams horn inkwell having decorative brass Hindu deities, quill pen supports and ink pot.
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19th Century Antique Inkwells

Materials

Brass

French Napoleon III Ormolu and Marble Inkstand
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
(Encrier) circa 1840 After the Antoine Cosysevox. Bronze depicting Fame riding Pegasus.      
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1840s European Napoleon III Antique Inkwells

Materials

Marble, Bronze

European Silver and Crystal Glass Inkwell on Stand in Art Deco Style
Located in New York, NY
Central European silver and crystal glass inkwell on stand which has 4 balled feet and a rim with a geometrically-inspired pattern in Art Deco style. The stand measures 9 1/2'' in le...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Inkwells

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Silver

Antique English Victorian Brass Inkwell, Circa 1860-1870
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Victorian brass inkwell, Circa 1860-1870.
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Brass

Sterling Silver Globe Inkwell Centerpiece by Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This superb inkwell centerpiece dating to the Edwardian era was designed by the legendary Tiffany & Co. Crafted from sterling silver and bronze, this stunning inkwell boasts a comman...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Inkwells

Materials

Sterling Silver, Bronze

19th Century French Boulle Inkwell of Large Proportions
Located in Dublin, IE
An exceptional 19th century Boulle work inkwell, of rectangular form, fitted with two cut glass ink wells and covers, with dished pen tray, decorated with cut brass arabesques above ...
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Brass

Bronze Inkwell of a Sleeping Putto
Located in Paris, FR
Small bronze inkwell dating from the first part of the 19th century. The lid of the inkwell represents a bed on which a putto is dozing. The whole rests on a rectangular base decorat...
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1850s French Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze

Gilt Bronze Inkwell, "L'Amour timbalier", Louis XVI Style
Located in Paris, FR
Gilt bronze inkwell in the Louis XVI style, representing Love seated with two sticks in his hands, surrounded by timbales. The circular timbales in gilt bronze, are decorated with dr...
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1890s French Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze

Bronze Inkwell with a Goddess in the Antique Style
Located in Paris, FR
Rocaille inkwell representing a goddess in the Antique style in bronze with brown patina, resting on a gilt bronze base decorated with rocaille and foliage scrolls, with two cups. Th...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

Small Louis XVI-Style Inkwell "Cupid Playing Timbales"
Located in Paris, FR
Crafted of gilt and patinated bronze, this small Louis XVI-style inkwell features a winged Cupid playing timbales. He is sitting on a stool, flanked by the two timbales decorated wit...
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1890s French Louis XVI Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

Sterling Silver Repousse & Crystal Inkwell by The Gorham Silver Co.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large 19th century blown crystal inkwell with a hand-cut base in the cane pattern. When fabricated an air bubble was created inside the glass base to hold the ink. The sterling silve...
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1880s American Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Very Large and Fine 19th Century Chinoiserie and Gilt Bronze Inkwell
Located in Dallas, TX
A very fine 19th century French Chinoiserie and gilt bronze inkwell with a decorated scene. Fine gilt bronze detail with a patinated Oriental figure in the center and inkpots with mo...
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Late 18th Century French Chinoiserie Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze

Sterling Silver and Intaglio Crystal Inkwell
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1855-1892 Art Nouveau style sterling silver and intaglio crystal inkwell in heavy sterling with vintage design, deep floral intaglio cut crystal. Well logo underneath. H.M.D. K...
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Mid-19th Century American Art Nouveau Antique Inkwells

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

1912 René Lalique Inkwell Biches Deep Red Amber Glass
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
Inkwell "Biches" made in red amber glass by René LALIQUE in 1912. Acid-stamped signature on the edge of the base. Perfect original condition. Inkwell complete with its square low...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Inkwells

Materials

Blown Glass

Antique Vienna Bronze Dachshund Inkwell
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Dachshund bronze inkwell. A fabulous early 20th century cold painted Austrian bronze inkwell depicting a sitting Dachshund dog. This charming sausage dog is hinged at the rear of th...
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1910s German Sporting Art Vintage Inkwells

Materials

Bronze

Opaline Glass Perfume with Inkwell and Bell Push
Located in New Orleans, LA
This superb opaline glass perfume set is wonderfully equipped with a bell push and inkwell set in doré bronze and mounted on a marble base. Excellent condition, circa 1860.
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19th Century Unknown Other Antique Inkwells

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Antique Neoclassical Bronze Inkwell Desk Set
Located in Houston, TX
A 19th century neoclassical bronze desk set featuring two inkwells that are flanked by two elongated trays with a centre oval pedestal dish. The inkwells are black patinated sporting...
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Late 19th Century Neoclassical Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze, Bronze

Japonais Revival Double Copper Inkstand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique coppered Japonais Revival inkstand with two ink pots and a stamp holder. The border of the base is in relief and abounds with flowers and birds while the pen rest has a quain...
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1890s English Japonisme Antique Inkwells

Materials

Brass, Copper

Grand Tour Serpentine Inkwell and Cover Inset with 7 Lava Stone Cameos, 19th C
Located in New Spencertown, NY
The 7 cameos of historical figures, fitted with 3 quill holders, 2 inkwells and a pounce pot. The underside of the lid is framed with a circular gouache depicting Naples with Vesuviu...
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Late 19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Inkwells

Materials

Serpentine

Inkstone with a House under a Pine Tree
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Inkstone with a house under a pine tree, China, 20th century. Measures: H: 2 cm, W: 20.5 cm, D: 14.2 cm.
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20th Century Chinese Inkwells

Materials

Stone

Very Large Ink Stone, China, Early 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very large ink stone used to prepare ink, probably for very large brushes for calligraphy. Decorated with two Fô dogs. China, early 19th century Measures: H: 5.5 cm, W: 31 cm, D: ...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Inkwells

Materials

Stone

Grand Tour Empire Style Green Glass Gilt Mounted Inkwell
Located in Nashville, TN
Green glass with gilt mounts of classical design. Lid with laurel. Rubbing to the gilt frieze and figures. Brilliant color. General wear and typical grime. No chips to glass. Pretty...
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Late 19th Century French Empire Antique Inkwells

Materials

Glass

Empire Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Green Glass Inkwell Bottle
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is an Empire style parallelogram shaped emerald green glass heavy inkwell. It’s guilt bronze mounted with a scene of sphinxes statues, bell shaped vases, and maidens moving and ...
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Late 19th Century French Empire Antique Inkwells

Materials

Glass

Early 1900 Russian Inkwell
Located in Bochum, NRW
Early 1900 Russian inkwell, depicting a boy sleeping his hand in a basket. Cast metal with dark patina, marked to the bottom. Excellent condition accordingly to its age. Dimensions:...
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1890s Russian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Metal

Vintage Lovely Lady Head Inkwell
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa early 20th century iron inkwell that features a clover shape with a woman's face and profile wearing a bonnet. The piece is further decorated with details such as a bow ribbon ...
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Early 20th Century Inkwells

Materials

Iron

Daniel Lambert Figural Brass Inkwell
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage English brass figural inkwell depicting a seated Daniel Lambert holding a knife and fork with a plate of food in front of him. The piece was made in England during the first ...
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Early 20th Century English Inkwells

Materials

Brass

English Victorian 19th Century Inkwell with Silver Putto and Cut Glass Container
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English Victorian period inkwell from the 19th century, with silver putto, cut glass ink container and pen. Created in England during the 19th century, this inkwell features a han...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Silver

19th Century Paper Mache and Crystal Inkwell
Located in Delray Beach, FL
19th century papier mâché and mother-of-pearl with carved inkwells ,artistically hand made tops made of genuine crystal quartz.
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1960s Unknown Vintage Inkwells

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Art Glass

Silver and Tortoise Antique Victorian English Inkwell : Single Rare Piece
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Very elegant and rare silver and tortoise Victorian inkwell: a wonderful piece for Your desk. Punched: London, 1884. A/2128.
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Silver

Gothic Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand by Joseph Angell & Son, London, 1893
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1843 by Joseph Angell & Son, this striking, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the Gothic Revival taste, and features a central taper holder ...
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1840s English Gothic Revival Antique Inkwells

Materials

Sterling Silver

Futurist Brass Hinged Inkwell-American, c. 1900
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Early 20th century American hinged brass inkwell. The domed top and three sectioned bottom gives this inkwell a surprisingly futuristic look almost like a flying saucer. Polished by ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Inkwells

Materials

Brass

1930s Art Deco Portoro Marble Italian Desk Set
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Very precious Italian inkwell and signature pad with original paper. It's made with very rare portoro marble, particular for its black with brown and gold veins. Price is for the com...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Inkwells

Materials

Marble

20th Century Edwardian Solid Silver & Glass Inkwell with Clock, London, c.1909
Located in London, London
Antique early-20th century Edwardian solid silver & cut glass Inkwell with clock. The hinged cover is set with a 8 day goliath pocket watch, with a white dial with numbers and subsid...
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20th Century British Edwardian Inkwells

Materials

Silver

Bronze Irish Setter Dog Inkwell on Marble Base, Art Deco, 1930s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco Inkwell with Irish Setter Dog. This Inkstand has a Marble Base, a bronze Irish Setter Sculpture and a copper and tin well - inkwell. This Desk accessory with a sporting-do...
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Mid-20th Century European Art Deco Inkwells

Materials

Marble, Bronze

18th Century English Sheffield Silver Plate Inkwell Desk Set
Located in San Francisco, CA
Georgian period Sheffield silver plate on copper inkwell set. Having two crystal inkwells, with candle holder and snuffer. presented and fitted on an ornate silver tray. Beautiful q...
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Late 18th Century English Georgian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Sheffield Plate

18th Century Silver Inkwell by James Young
By James Young
Located in New Orleans, LA
This superlative, Georgian-period silver inkwell was crafted by 18th century London silversmith James Young. Of exceptional size and quality, this large inkwell is perfectly appointe...
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19th Century English Georgian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Silver

Montblanc Autumn Fountain Pen, Four Seasons Collection
Located in New Orleans, LA
The art of writing reaches epic heights with this exquisite, limited edition Montblanc fountain pen. This rare and stunning instrument represents Autumn in the renowned firm's exclus...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Other Inkwells

Materials

Gold

Malachite Cabochon Inkwell
Located in New Orleans, LA
A large malachite cabochon is inset atop this turn-of-the-century inkwell. The vivid green mineral provides a wonderful contrast to the doré bronze body, which is crafted in a linked...
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Early 20th Century European Other Inkwells

Materials

Malachite, Bronze

19th Century Tomb of the Scipios Grand Tour Souvenir
Located in New Orleans, LA
This incredible Grand Tour inkwell relic takes the form of the ancient Tomb of the Scipios, a family of Roman war heroes and generals. Beautifully carved entirely of Siena marble, th...
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19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Inkwells

Materials

Siena Marble

Bronze Mounted Shagreen Inkstand, English, circa 1820
Located in New York, NY
Bronze Mounted shagreen inkstand, English, circa 1820.
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1820s English Antique Inkwells

Materials

Shagreen

Antique Sterling Silver Topped Horse Hoof Inkwell, 1903
Located in London, GB
A handsome and unusual Edwardian inkwell made from a heavy piece of glass beautifully cut in the form of a horse hoof, perfect for the desk-top of the equestrian devotee. The coll...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Sterling Silver

Franz Xavier Bergmann Austrian Cold-Painted Bronze Coffee Vendor Inkwell
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning Austrian cold-painted bronze inkwell figure of a coffee vendor at his stall by Franz Xavier Bergmann (1861-1936) and dating from around 1900. The bronze comprises of an op...
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Nouveau Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze

Antique Tiffany Aesthetic Mixed Metal on Copper Inkwell
Located in New York, NY
Aesthetic mixed inkwell. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Bell-form copper body with reeded silver foot rim. Applied silver ornament including flower-inset guilloche band and tendr...
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Late 19th Century North American Aesthetic Movement Antique Inkwells

Materials

Sterling Silver, Copper

Mid-A 19th Century French Bronze and Ormolu Boat-Shaped Pentray
Located in London, GB
A mid-19th century French bronze and ormolu ribbed and scrolled hull boat-shape pen-tray, raised on serpent feet and handles, fitted with glass inkwells and lidded wafer box with aco...
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19th Century English Regency Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

French Silver Mounted Blue & White Pottery Faience Inkwell
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An unusual French silver mounted faience pottery inkwell hand painted with blue and white designs dating from the 19th century. The domed shape inkwell stands on a rounded base with ...
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19th Century French Aesthetic Movement Antique Inkwells

Materials

Silver

Antique Victorian Turnbridge Ware Burl Walnut Traveling Wooden Writing Slope Box
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An Exceptionally Fine Quality English Tunbridge Ware detail inlaid Well Figured Solid Burr Walnut Ladies or Gents Travelling Writing Slope of outstanding quality and compact proporti...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkwells

Materials

Brass

Bronze Armadillo Inkwell on Ormolu Base
Located in London, GB
A well-cast mid-19th century model of an Armadillo, the shell-hinged lid enclosing two inkwells, raised on an ormolu stepped moulded edged platform base.
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19th Century English Antique Inkwells

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Russian Malachite and Bronze Inkwell
Located in New Orleans, LA
Malachite is one of Russia’s most prestigious stones, and its use in the creation of this rare and opulent inkwell indicates commission and ownership by an individual of considerable...
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Late 19th Century Antique Inkwells

Materials

Malachite, Bronze