rare antique english gilded novelty figural inkwell c1880 tortoise or turtle

Rare Antique English Gilded Novelty / Figural Inkwell c.1880 - Tortoise or Turtle



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A rare example of a late Victorian figural inkwell in the form of a charming Tortoise / Turtle figure on a naturalistic base.
Beautifully cast in brass retaining the original gilding with a fabulous patination. The lid of the inkwell is kept securely shut and is opened by pressing the head down to release the top. The interior reveals the bright gilding and a removable ceramic ink chamber.
English in origin and dating to the late Victorian era, c.1880. 5 1/2" max 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" tall.
Item ID: 41011
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Height = 7 cm (3")
Width = 14 cm (6")
Depth = 9.5 cm (4")

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