Decorative Arts, Inkwell, Hound Dog, Carved Wood, Antique, England, Late 19th Century
Hound Dog Form Inkwell Box
English, 2nd Half 19th Century
Carved lignum vitae
3.5 inches high, 2.25 inches wide, 3 inches deep
A charming inkwell in the form of a hound dog head with bright eyes that opens with the top of the head on hinges to reveal a a brass cup with a hinged domed cap enclosing a glass bottle inkwell.. The domed cap is fitted on the inside to seal the inkwell when closed and not in use. The dog is realistically carved of lignum vitae wood with dark stained or painted highlights, and has orange glass eyes with black pupils.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light wear and shrinkage. Some greater wear and minor abrasions to leather collar.