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Crown Travel Inkwell

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Reference
82770
Height
2 3/4" (6.98 cm)
Width
2 1/4" (5.46 cm)
Depth
2 1/4" (5.71 cm)
A Travel inkwell made of leather on a thin brass case.

The inkwell has a hidden sprung button to the front which release the red leather top. The interior has a second lid released by a sprung catch to the side. The underside of the internal lid has a sprung pad which forms a seal against the neck of the glass inkwell. A large number of novelty inkwells such as this one were made either side of 1900 to a variety of designs. This one is very decorative with the use of paint to the leather to highlight the design and the brass cross to the top. Circa 1900.
Height
2 3/4" (6.98 cm)
Width
2 1/4" (5.46 cm)
Depth
2 1/4" (5.71 cm)
Year
Circa 1900
Medium
leather on brass
Condition
Good, Cross replaced