Victorian Ink Stand with Letter Rack
Before the invention of the fountain pen, all correspondence would be done using a dip pen and ink. Inkwells came in all shapes and sizes and for all pockets, from the humble stone bottle to the wonderfully ornate bronze and silver inkwells.
The glass ink bottle has a hinged lid, the letter rack is made from brass and is an integral part of the inkstand, on a polished oak base, and brass bun feet. This would be on a desk in a professional person's house.
This is in general good condition with a few tiny flea bite chips to the edge of the bottle which are hard to see. No slipts or damage to the oak base.
Dimensions: 19cm x 23cm x 21cm high