Most novelty inkwells were made from tinplate or brass and painted or covered in morocco leather. Many are push button actuated with sprung lids.
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Black glazed Jackfield inkwell and quill holder, c.1870, (excellent). Sold
Fields ink bottle, label damaged, original marked cork stopper, bottle also marked "FIELDS INK" on the back, English. Sold
Staffordshire wares inkwell, drunken judge drinking from a barrel, the barrel forming the well, (very good) circa 1850s. Sold
Cast bronze inkwell with a single pen ledge, missing the insert, circa 1890. Sold
Bronze figural inkwell, detailed cast bronze, hinged at the rear, pen rest at rear of head, missing inkwell insert, no damage, circa 1880, (very good). Sold