What can only be described as a superbly designed glass and silver Inkwell. This unusual inkwell is designed in a hefty crystal glass square with the well included in the body of the piece and not a separate item. The top has a silver collar with a hinged lid. The collar is fully hallmarked for the Birmingham Assay Office with a date mark for 1913 and Lion Passant indicating sterling silver, also with the maker's mark for John Grinsell & Sons. This lid is decorated with a stunning horses head, beautifully executed. (Partial hallmarks are also visible on the inside of the lid.)
A fabulous inkwell.
Condition: The inkwell is in lovely overall condition. There are some very minor tiny chips to the corners of the base which we mention for accuracy only.
Hallmarks: Birmingham 1913 by John Grinsell & Sons
Height: 7.5 cm Width: 8.8 cm Depth: 8.8 cm
Weight: 1176 grams
Weights and measurements are approximate.