I love reading about all my blogging friend's finds. Some times I am envious of the fabulous markets they go to (only an itsy bit), but I do look forward to seeing what treasures they have found.
Well I have found some thing I think is soooo gorgeous & it is proudly sitting on my desk. I have no idea how old it is, or anything else about it, but I just love my inkwell! It will be for show only; I wouldn't dare spoil it!
I wonder if it was ever used, & where it came from originally. I photo shopped the images to give them a vintage texture in line with the ink well.
I found these lovely vintage inkwells from Gilai
1.This is an antique inkwell made from heavy cut clear glass. The hinged lid and collar are made with gilt . SOLD
2.This is a19th Century brass inkwell covered with leather. SOLD
3. Pressed glass inkwell with brass top. SOLD
4. London1901 cut glass & silver inkwell $160.00
This inkwell was dedicated to HRH Edward Albert, the Prince of Wales and the son of Queen Victoria, for the occasion of his visit to Hamilton, Canada, on 19th September 1806 by The Highland Society.
The base is made of Rojo Alicante marble, the lion's feet and fittings are gilt brass.
It's sold, so I have no idea how much it went for. I thought the history was interesting; hope you did too.