You are looking at a fantastic French Art Deco era inkwell. The holder is made of mirror like chrome. The main plate sits on 4 ribbed chrome feet. The pen rest is also chrome. The lidded inkwell is leaded glass (crystal) which is very heavy.
On either side of the inkwell are 2 very detailed sculptures of a cat and dog. These are carved from a one piece of butterscotch color bakelite. The figures have lots of details and include tiny glass eyes.
Each animal have a black nose and red tongue which seems to glued to main body. The dog might have had a tail and so was the cat. You can almost detect personality in these 2 carved figures.The holder measures 9 1/8" by 4 1/4" deep and 2 7/8 tall. The inkwell is 1 7/8" square and 2 3/8" tall. The set weighs 699 grams before packing. Guaranteed bakelite and tested with simichrome. No chips or cracks to the bakelite and crystal inkwell. There is a tiny nick on one corner of the lid. So small it doesn't show in the pictures. Can be felt when touching with finger. The chrome has no pitting or dents. Please check my other auctions and store items for more Art Deco items, jewellery and bakelite.
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Auctions will run their course. In the event of an issue with the item, please contact me. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Inkwells". The seller is "bobino2000" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.