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I recently purchased 3 inkwells through Ebay. All under $10 which surprised me except for the small one without a lid(which I am seeking if anyone knows the maker of it and may have a spare). I am just wondering if anyone knows anything about these. I will post information directly from the Ebay listings in quotation marks to hopefully give some clues.

1 - The one with missing lid - "It measures about 2 1/2" square and about 2 1/4' high. It glows a light green under a black light which I believe makes it from the early 1900's."

 

2 - Ornate Inkwell with crystal inkwell container. "Solid brass inkwell. Four footed swirled leaf and vine design with square glass ink reservoir. Measures 7" long x 5" wide x 2" tall. Glass reservoir measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" and has a 1 1/2" solid brass cap."

3 - The dark more bulky inkwell with ceramic insert. "EARLY METAL FLORAL DESIGN GERMAN INKWELL WITH CERAMIC INSERT SIGNED HP. GERMAN INKWELL SIGNED WITH AN "HP" ON BOTTOM AND THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS MADE, GERMANY. THERE IS A CRACK ON ONE OF THE LEGS, AND I TRIED TO SHOW IT AS WELL AS I COULD IN THE PHOTOS. THE CERAMIC INSERT IS ORIGINAL. IT IS 4" LONG - 3 1/4" WIDE AND 1 3/4" TALL. THERE IS A FLORAL DESIGN ON TOP AND AROUND INKWELL. "

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I own the top one, I have several and have never found a lid. I did find some little jars that were sold to wet stamps and put them overtop, but it hasn't been that great.

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The top glass one is a fairly common late Victorian design and they are more commonly found without lids than with. The correct lid normally has a moulded grid pattern and rarely turn up separately. Fortunately mine has the lid.

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I unfortunately cancelled the sale of that little lidless inkwell. They guy wanted way too much for shipping after the fact. He was obviously trying to make a few extra bucks after the inkwell only sold for $4. The other two were $6 & $10 and even though they are much bigger and heavier they wanted very little in shipping costs.

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