Pure copper is a soft metal but when alloyed with tin (bronze) or tin and zinc (brass) it becomes suitable as a material for making inkwells.
Inkwells, Inkstands & Ink Bottles - Page 4
Waterman safety ink container with original bottle and eye dropper, c. 1915. Sold
Parker Quink safety container, red ribbed bakelite, original label and inner bottle with bakelite screw top, rare colour, no damage to container, circa 1930, (very good). Sold
Cast iron figural inkwell, featuring Daniel Lambert who was noted in the 19th century for his weight of 52 stones, English, c. 1850, (good). Sold
Ceramic Phrenology Inkwell, phrenological areas marked in black and the base decorated in blue, inkwell and two quill holders, mid 19th century, the slightest of rubbing, English, (excellent). Sold
Parker Quink safety container, ribbed black and red mottled bakelite, complete with ink bottle with bakelite screw off top, circa 1930s, (very good). Sold