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Dolphin Inkstand
Located in Cheshire, GB
Ram Horn and silver plate dolphin inkwell, bearing a pair of ram’s horns, mounted with plated dolphin mounts, the tail suspending a bell, the beater for which is on mounts to the fro...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Inkstands

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Oak

  • Dolphin Inkstand
  • Antique Dolphin Inkstand
  • Dolphin Inkstand
  • Antique Dolphin Inkstand
H 13.5 in. W 17 in. D 14 in.
Henry Atkin Inkstand
Located in Cheshire, GB
Silver inkstand, of rectangular form, housing two cut glass wells. All raised up on stepped base terminating in scrolling toes. Stamped Henry Atkin. Dimensions Height 3 inches Wid...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Inkstands

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Silver

  • Henry Atkin Inkstand
  • Antique Henry Atkin Inkstand
  • Henry Atkin Inkstand
  • Antique Henry Atkin Inkstand
H 3 in. W 9.5 in. D 6 in.
English Tunbridgeware Inkstand
Located in Stamford, CT
Beautiful English Tunbridgeware inkstand rosewood desk accessory. Very detailed inlays all around this piece. Made in England, circa 1870. Has a place for 2 inkwells (missing), slott...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Inkstands

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Wood

  • English Tunbridgeware Inkstand
  • Antique English Tunbridgeware Inkstand
  • English Tunbridgeware Inkstand
  • Antique English Tunbridgeware Inkstand
H 3 in. W 10.25 in. D 6.75 in.
Napoleon III Boulle Inkstand
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular with two cut glass inkwells and pen tray over a drawer. The sides rounded. The inspiration for the decoration from designs by the master cabinet maker Andre Charles Boull...
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Mid-19th Century French Louis XIV Antique Inkstands

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Brass

  • Napoleon III Boulle Inkstand
  • Antique Napoleon III Boulle Inkstand
  • Napoleon III Boulle Inkstand
  • Antique Napoleon III Boulle Inkstand
H 8.75 in. W 16.5 in. D 10 in.
Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in London, GB
A rare and exceptional inkstand incorporating a field gun. The gun is a copy of a Napoleonic period cannon and since the silver inkstand was made in 1915 it was possibly made to comm...
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1910s English Antique Inkstands

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Silver

  • Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
  • Antique Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
  • Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
  • Antique Rare Silver Cannon Inkstand
H 7 in. W 14.5 in. D 6.25 in.
Inkstand of Neopolitan Fisherman
Located in London, GB
A good Italian Grand Tour model of a Neopolitan fisherman at his work. In ormolu and patinated bronze the oval base is naturalistically decorated with rocks and seaweed which the fis...
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1860s Italian Grand Tour Antique Inkstands

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Bronze, Ormolu

  • Inkstand of Neopolitan Fisherman
  • Antique Inkstand of Neopolitan Fisherman
  • Inkstand of Neopolitan Fisherman
  • Antique Inkstand of Neopolitan Fisherman
H 5 in. W 6 in. D 3.5 in.
Italian Empire Silver Inkstand
Located in New York, NY
Italian Empire Silver Inkstand. Roman sterling silver inkstand of sober neoclassical form comprising double pots for sander and inkwell with acorn finial lids on a stamped oval tray,...
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Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand
By Wedgwood
Located in New Orleans, LA
This enchanting antique Wedgwood black basalt inkwell is crafted in the form of an ancient oil lamp. With a removable well and holes for storing pens and quills, it is decorated with...
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19th Century English Other Antique Inkstands

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Porcelain

  • Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand
  • Antique Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand
  • Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand
  • Antique Wedgwood Decorated Black Basalt Inkstand
H 2.75 in. W 5 in. D 7.25 in.
Wedgwood & Bentley Black Basalt Inkstand
By Wedgwood & Bentley
Located in New Orleans, LA
This elegant inkwell set by Wedgwood & Bentley is crafted of black basalt, one of Wedgwood’s finest inventions. The set is comprised of two canisters, both held within an intriguing ...
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18th Century English Other Antique Inkstands

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Ceramic

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Inkstand
By Charles Thomas Fox & George Fox
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This exceptional antique Victorian...
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1840s British Victorian Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

  • Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Inkstand
  • Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Inkstand
  • Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Inkstand
  • Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Inkstand
H 2.3 in. W 10.9 in. D 11.4 in.
Early Villeroy & Boch Stoneware Inkstand
By Villeroy & Boch
Located in Forney, TX
An extremely scarce early Villeroy & Boch pottery deskset stand. The pristine German antique, circa 1860, was masterfully handcrafted in Mettlach during the third quarter of the 19th...
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19th Century German Antique Inkstands

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Pottery

  • Early Villeroy & Boch Stoneware Inkstand
  • Antique Early Villeroy & Boch Stoneware Inkstand
  • Early Villeroy & Boch Stoneware Inkstand
  • Antique Early Villeroy & Boch Stoneware Inkstand
H 2.75 in. W 10.75 in. D 9 in.
19th Century Dolphin Inkstand
Located in Cheshire, GB
Ram horn and silver plate dolphin inkwell, bearing a pair of ram’s horns, mounted with plated dolphin mounts, the tail suspending a bell, the beater for which is on mounts to the fro...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Inkstands

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Oak

  • 19th Century Dolphin Inkstand
  • Antique 19th Century Dolphin Inkstand
  • 19th Century Dolphin Inkstand
  • Antique 19th Century Dolphin Inkstand
H 16.5 in. W 18 in. D 14 in.
Napoleon´S Tomb Inkstand Desk Piece
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Napoleonic inkstand, silvered cast iron model of Napoleon's Tomb, fourth quarter of the 19th century, the silvered tomb with a gold plated bicorne hat on top, When you open the lid y...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Inkstands

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Metal

  • Napoleon´S Tomb Inkstand Desk Piece
  • Napoleon´S Tomb Inkstand Desk Piece
  • Napoleon´S Tomb Inkstand Desk Piece
  • Napoleon´S Tomb Inkstand Desk Piece
H 4.73 in. W 4.34 in. D 2.96 in.
Antique Edwardian Silver Treasury Inkstand
By Daniel & John Wellby
Located in London, GB
A wonderful and heavy quality antique inkstand in the treasury style with cast scroll handles and original hallmarked ink bottles. It has four hinged compartments, two of which house...
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1910s English Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

  • Antique Edwardian Silver Treasury Inkstand
  • Antique Edwardian Silver Treasury Inkstand
  • Antique Edwardian Silver Treasury Inkstand
  • Antique Edwardian Silver Treasury Inkstand
H 2.25 in. W 9.5 in. D 6 in.
Antique English Papier Mâché Inkstand
Located in Port Chester, NY
Antique black papier mâché inkstand ornately hand-painted, with original inkwells, little lidded stamp box and place for pens. Quite good condition.
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19th Century English Antique Inkstands

Antique English Sterling Silver Victorian Inkstand
Located in New Orleans, LA
A very handsome double inkwell from the Victorian era.
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Late 19th Century English Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

19th Century French Champleve Inkstand
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a luxurious combination of colors in the form of a French champleve inkstand, with a square crystal inkwell with a champleve top. 19th century.
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19th Century French Other Antique Inkstands

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Metal

  • 19th Century French Champleve Inkstand
  • 19th Century French Champleve Inkstand
  • 19th Century French Champleve Inkstand
  • 19th Century French Champleve Inkstand
H 3 in. W 5.75 in. D 4 in.
Unusual English Crab-Shaped Brass Inkstand
Located in London, GB
Unusual English crab-shaped brass inkstand English, late 19th century Measures: Height 8cm, width 18cm, depth 17cm This charming brass inkstand takes the form of a naturalistica...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkstands

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Brass

  • Unusual English Crab-Shaped Brass Inkstand
  • Unusual English Crab-Shaped Brass Inkstand
  • Unusual English Crab-Shaped Brass Inkstand
  • Unusual English Crab-Shaped Brass Inkstand
H 3.15 in. W 7.09 in. D 6.7 in.
Siana Marble and Ormolu Double Inkstand
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant antique Siena marble and gilt bronze inkstand inkwell. The hand carved marble base with gilt bronze pen holder with two gilt bronze inkwells with original gilt decoration. Sm...
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1880s French Antique Inkstands

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Siena Marble, Ormolu

  • Siana Marble and Ormolu Double Inkstand
  • Siana Marble and Ormolu Double Inkstand
  • Siana Marble and Ormolu Double Inkstand
  • Siana Marble and Ormolu Double Inkstand
H 8 in. W 9.25 in. D 5.25 in.
Antique French Marble and Bronze Inkstand
Located in New Orleans, LA
This handsome inkwell has well-defined lines and includes spots for four writing pieces. The marble is a soft grey color and the inkwell itself nicely crafted.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Inkstands

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Marble, Bronze

  • Antique  French Marble and Bronze Inkstand
  • Antique  French Marble and Bronze Inkstand
  • Antique  French Marble and Bronze Inkstand
  • Antique  French Marble and Bronze Inkstand
H 6.50 in. W 8.25 in. D 8.25 in.
Gilt Bronze and Champleve Enamelled Inkstand
Located in Cheshire, GB
19th Century gilt bronze and champlevé enameled inkstand with single well with hinge cover and pen rest. All raised up on bun feet. Dimensions Height 4.5 inches Width 8.5 inches ...
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Late 19th Century British Antique Inkstands

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Bronze

George 111 Silver 3 Bottle Inkstand, 1793
By Henry Greenway
Located in London, GB
Good quality Georgian silver inkstand with 2 bottles for ink and one for sanding Made by Henry Greenway of London. Each bottle has a makers mark and lion assay mark. The frame att...
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1790s English George III Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

  • George 111 Silver 3 Bottle Inkstand, 1793
  • George 111 Silver 3 Bottle Inkstand, 1793
  • George 111 Silver 3 Bottle Inkstand, 1793
  • George 111 Silver 3 Bottle Inkstand, 1793
H 3.25 in. W 7.5 in. D 5 in.
Bronze Inkstand modeled as a stalking cat
Located in Montreal, QC
An amusing large bronze inkstand by Dominic Alonzo, modeled as a cat stalking lovebirds, ready to pounce from a rocky outcrop on a floral bank., On a verde antico marble base raised ...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Inkstands

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Marble, Bronze

  • Bronze Inkstand modeled as a stalking cat
  • Bronze Inkstand modeled as a stalking cat
  • Bronze Inkstand modeled as a stalking cat
  • Bronze Inkstand modeled as a stalking cat
H 8 in. W 14.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Antique George III Sterling Silver Ladies Inkstand
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III sterling silver and glass ladies inkstand; an addition to our ornamental Georgian silverware collection. This magnificent ant...
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1780s English Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

Henry Chawner Georgian Sterling Silver Ladies Inkstand
By Henry Chawner
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver and glass ladies inkstand; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This exceptional antiqu...
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1780s English George III Antique Inkstands

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Silver Gilt Inkstand by William Bateman II
By William Bateman II
Located in New Orleans, LA
The unbridled boldness of William IV-period silver design is on full display in this grand silver gilt inkstand by William Bateman II. Hailing from one of the most legendary silversm...
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19th Century English William IV Antique Inkstands

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Silver

  • Silver Gilt Inkstand by William Bateman II
  • Silver Gilt Inkstand by William Bateman II
  • Silver Gilt Inkstand by William Bateman II
  • Silver Gilt Inkstand by William Bateman II
H 10 in. W 14.25 in. D 8.75 in.
Edwardian Sterling Silver and Crystal Footed Inkstand
By Hawksworth, Eyre & Co. Ltd.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian, sterling silver, footed inkstand with original sterling silver-mounted, panel-cut crystal inkwell, London, 1912, Hawksworth, Eyre & Co. - makers. Unusual design. Measures:...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

1900s Art Nouveau Solid Brass German Inkstand
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Catania, Sicilia
A particular Jugendstil brass inkwell made in Germany in 1900. Brass it's in original patina.
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Inkstands

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Brass

  • 1900s Art Nouveau Solid Brass German Inkstand
  • 1900s Art Nouveau Solid Brass German Inkstand
  • 1900s Art Nouveau Solid Brass German Inkstand
  • 1900s Art Nouveau Solid Brass German Inkstand
H 2.76 in. W 10.24 in. D 6.7 in.
Edwardian Sterling Silver and Crystal Footed Inkstand
By William Naylor
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian sterling silver and crystal footed inkstand, the inkwell anving a sterling silver hinged lid, Chester, England, 1906, William Naylor, maker. Lovely oval sahap; glass of ink...
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Early 1900s English Edwardian Antique Inkstands

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Crystal, Silver

19th Century English Stationary Box & Inkstand
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Late 19th century English stationary box and inkstand, consisting of a stationary box with hinged lid and interior fitted with silk covered insert, set on an inkstand with two clear ...
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19th Century Antique Inkstands

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

French Napoleon III Ormolu and Marble Inkstand
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
(Encrier) circa 1840 After the Antoine Cosysevox. Bronze depicting Fame riding Pegasus.      
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1840s European Napoleon III Antique Inkstands

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Marble, Bronze

Bronze Mounted Shagreen Inkstand, English, circa 1820
Located in New York, NY
Bronze Mounted shagreen inkstand, English, circa 1820.
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1820s English Antique Inkstands

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Shagreen

Large Modernist Red Marble Vide-Poche / Inkstand
Located in New York, NY
Large Italian marble vide-poche / inkstand. Rich red and buttery gold Sicilian marble calamaio/inkwell in a very clean and modern Louis XVI form with three wells and further shallow ...
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Late 18th Century Italian Louis XVI Antique Inkstands

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Marble

Silver Inkstand, with Hallmarks, Madrid, Spain, 1779
Located in Madrid, ES
With hallmarks and property marks (AL). A tray of curved profiles is supported on four legs in the shape of plant elements. Fixed to it are four elements. These, and the bell, prese...
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1770s Spanish Neoclassical Antique Inkstands

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Silver

French Silver and Enamel Inkstand, circa 1920
Located in New York, NY
French silver and yellow enamel inkstand, circa 1920.  
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Early 20th Century French Antique Inkstands

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Enamel, Silver

Empire Style Silver Double Inkwells Tray/Inkstand
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a unique polished silver double inkwell tray. It is composed of two wide cilynder shaped inkwells decorated with an embossing of a garland of palmettos in the upper border. T...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Empire Antique Inkstands

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Silver

Antique English Victorian Inkstand and Pen Holder
Located in New Orleans, LA
Charming little piece
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Late 19th Century English Antique Inkstands

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Silver Plate

Italian Empire Silver and Silver Gilt Inkstand
Located in Boston, MA
Of oval shape, with a cupid holding a bow and arrow riding aloft a gilt dolphin forming a lid over a compartment, flanked by ink and sand pots on masked plinths cast with Medusa mask...
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Early 19th Century Italian Empire Antique Inkstands

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Silver

Fine Antique George II Double Partners Inkstand
Located in Torino, IT
A fine and impressive antique George II crested sterling silver double partners inkstand with three silver mounted finely cut-glass inkwells. The body of the inkstand is ornamented w...
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18th Century and Earlier English Antique Inkstands

  • Fine Antique George II Double Partners Inkstand
  • Fine Antique George II Double Partners Inkstand
  • Fine Antique George II Double Partners Inkstand
  • Fine Antique George II Double Partners Inkstand
H 3.94 in. W 10.24 in. D 6.7 in.
Empire Gilt and Patinated Bronze Inkstand (Encrier)
Located in Boston, MA
The rectangular base mounted with a round lidded ink pot with a porcelain container and a sand pot, each raised on winged lion feet, centered by a palm decorated columnar carrying ha...
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19th Century French Empire Antique Inkstands

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Bronze

Antique Sterling Silver Inkstand, London 1901, Gallery Border
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1901 by Ernest Damant, this striking, Victorian, antique sterling silver ink stand, features shaped and pierced gallery borders, and two glass ink wells with ...
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Early 1900s English Victorian Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

20th Century Sterling Silver Galleried Double Inkstand
By Robert Frederick Fox
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver galleried double inkstand; an addition to our ornamental office silverware collection This exceptional...
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1910s English Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

Antique 19th Century Inkstand, Leather, B2782y
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique 19th Century Inkstand, Leather, B2782y Having two glass inkwells with brass and leather lids Rectangular embossed leather stamp box A glass pen tray insert Standing o...
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Early 1900s Scottish Antique Inkstands

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Leather

  • Antique 19th Century Inkstand, Leather, B2782y
  • Antique 19th Century Inkstand, Leather, B2782y
  • Antique 19th Century Inkstand, Leather, B2782y
  • Antique 19th Century Inkstand, Leather, B2782y
H 3.25 in. W 11.5 in. D 6.5 in.
19th Century Egyptian Revival Sienna Marble Inkstand
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Visually stunning. The inkstand is adorned with a figure of a Sphinx. Appointed by a pair of bronze inkwells. An important scale. The stone is rich in color.
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19th Century French Egyptian Revival Antique Inkstands

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Marble, Bronze

Antique Italian Green Marble and 'Lava Cameo' Inkstand
Located in London, GB
Antique Italian green marble and 'lava cameo' inkstand Italian, 19th century Measures: Height 10cm, diameter 14cm This charming inkstand is crafted from green marble and gilt metal....
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19th Century Italian Grand Tour Antique Inkstands

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Marble, Metal

Large Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Inkstand Inkwell, 1895
By Walter and John Barnard
Located in London, GB
A magnificent antique Victorian solid silver ink stand with two heavy glass Inkwells with silver lids. The Inkstand has a rectangular form and stands on four impressive scroll feet. ...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

Secessionist Jugendstil Pewter Inkstand, WMF, Germany, circa 1910
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Secessionist Jugendstil Pewter Inkstand, WMF, Germany, circa 1910. The inkstand of large rectangular form with stylized square design front border, plain deep welled front section, t...
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Early 20th Century German Jugendstil Antique Inkstands

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Pewter

Antique Inkstand, Green Marble, Scotland 1900, B2784y
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Inkstand, Green Marble, Scotland 1900, B2784y Scotland 1900 Green Marble Pair of two crystal inkwells and lids Brass pen rest to the front All standing on green marbl...
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Early 1900s Scottish Antique Inkstands

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Marble

Regency Ormolu Dolphin Inkstand, Early 19th Century
By Thomas Messenger
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A Regency ormolu dolphin inkstand in the manner of Thomas Messenger & Sons The hinged scallop-shell with wells and recesses to the interior, on a Sienna Marble square section base w...
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Early 19th Century British Regency Antique Inkstands

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Siena Marble, Ormolu

English Brass Inkstand in the Form of a Lobster
Located in London, GB
English brass inkwell in the form of a lobster English, late 19th century Measures: Height 9.5cm, width 17.5cm, depth 33cm This bizarre yet charming brass inkwell takes the guis...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Inkstands

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Brass

Large French Gilt Bronze Marine Inkstand, circa 1875
Located in New York, NY
Large French gilt bronze marine inkstand, circa 1875.
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1870s French Antique Inkstands

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze Basket Form Inkstand, French, circa 1810
Located in New York, NY
Charles X.
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1810s French Antique Inkstands

Materials

Bronze

Early 19th Century Brass Inlaid Desk Inkstand
Located in London, GB
This superb and beautifully designed early 19th century inkstand is made of rosewood with an intricate brass inlay design. The stand is in excellent original condition taking into ac...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Inkstands

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Brass

  • Early 19th Century Brass Inlaid Desk Inkstand
  • Early 19th Century Brass Inlaid Desk Inkstand
  • Early 19th Century Brass Inlaid Desk Inkstand
  • Early 19th Century Brass Inlaid Desk Inkstand
H 4.38 in. W 14.25 in. D 8.63 in.
English Silver-Gilt and Agate Inkstand, circa 1830
Located in Paris, FR
Inkwell in agate set in a vermeil mount. The agate cut is closed by a finely chiseled lid of foliage patterns and whose grip is adorned with a head of putti. The handle, which is dec...
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1830s English George IV Antique Inkstands

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Agate, Silver

Restauration Period Inkstand in Ormolu and Patinated Bronze
Located in Paris, FR
Restauration inkstand composed of a high, gilt bronze base with two inkwells and two penholders, decorated with a frieze of stylized flowers. The rectangular lid is topped by a patin...
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1820s Restauration Antique Inkstands

Materials

Bronze

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Glass Inkstand / Desk Standish
By Walter and John Barnard
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and glass inkstand / desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This magnific...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Inkstands

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Sterling Silver

English Regency Ormolu Inkstand with Watch Movement, circa 1815
Located in London, GB
English Regency ormolu inkstand with watch movement circa 1815. The whole in fine original condition. The rectangular base is set on four animal paw feet and has a fine decorative mo...
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1810s English Antique Inkstands

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Enamel, Ormolu

French Gilt Bronze and Crystal Glass Eagle Claw Inkstand
Located in Barntrup, DE
Late 19th Century French Gilt Bronze and crystal glass eagle claw inkwell, inkpot This rare and impressive single inkstand features a gilt bronze eagle claw that is holding a roun...
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Late 19th Century French Late Victorian Antique Inkstands

Materials

Crystal, Bronze

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and Glass Inkstand / Desk Standish
By Elkington & Co.
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and glass inkstand / desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This magnific...
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19th Century British Victorian Antique Inkstands

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Paul Storr George III Silver Inkstand
By Paul Storr
Located in New Orleans, LA
This magnificent silver inkstand by the preeminent silversmith Paul Storr is a work of Georgian elegance. Exhibiting an exuberant design of flowers, scallop shells and rolling acanth...
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19th Century English George III Antique Inkstands

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Silver

  • 19th Century Paul Storr George III Silver Inkstand
  • 19th Century Paul Storr George III Silver Inkstand
  • 19th Century Paul Storr George III Silver Inkstand
  • 19th Century Paul Storr George III Silver Inkstand
H 6.13 in. W 15.63 in. D 10.25 in.
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Antique Inkstands For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of antique inkstands is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, silver and bronze, all antique inkstands available were constructed with great care. Antique inkstands have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Antique inkstands bearing Victorian or Georgian hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many antique inkstands are appealing in their simplicity, but Walter and John Barnard, Charles Fox and Elkington & Co. produced popular antique inkstands that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique Inkstands?

Antique inkstands can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,044, while the lowest priced sells for $76 and the highest can go for as much as $102,083.

Finding the Right Inkwells for You

Now that we no longer need vintage, new or antique inkwells for written communication, these elegant desk accessories make for a distinctive decorative touch in any home office or study.

Prior to the 19th century, the inkwell was an integral part of the writing process. The first fountain pen was patented in 1827. Typewriters found acceptance during the 1880s, and the ballpoint pen, which replaced the inkwell on most desks and writing tables of the era, modernized the way we write. (Later, it would transform how some of us make art.) Today, a well-designed antique or vintage inkwell is a fun, decorative accent for any work area.

If you find yourself working from home today more often than not, why not freshen things up a bit? Small changes can help elevate your workspace: Incremental edits to your interior, such as rethinking your shelving, swapping out your wall decor and adding a touch of the past to your modern-day desktop, can actually make a big difference. Alongside an ornate Art Deco–era desk lamp and an antique paperweight, your inkwell will look right at home and can support your effort to create a happy home office.

Find a collection of unique metal inkwells to suit any taste on 1stDibs or shop by style. Browse a range of Art Nouveau inkwells, Victorian inkwells, Art Deco inkwells and more. Search our selection of inkwells to find the perfect piece for any space.

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Alessandro Mendini, Michael Graves, Ettore Sottsass and other design luminaries contributed to this unusual collection of porcelain wares representing a time capsule of late-20th-century decorative art.

Salvatori Commissioned Several Famous Architects to Create Miniature Homes in Stone

Salvatori Commissioned Several Famous Architects to Create Miniature Homes in Stone

Gabriele Salvatori explains how the COVID lockdowns inspired his design company's latest collection, the Village.

12 Cool Clocks That Artfully Tell Time

12 Cool Clocks That Artfully Tell Time

With these exceptional timepieces, watching the hours tick by is a pleasure.

Christopher Norman Is Turning the Cast-Off Urban Trees of Los Angeles into Art

Christopher Norman Is Turning the Cast-Off Urban Trees of Los Angeles into Art

With a World War II–era milling machine, the California artist crafts poetic, sculptural furniture pieces.

Ask an Interior Designer: Work-from-Home Edition

Ask an Interior Designer: Work-from-Home Edition

Leaping into a design project, whether it's refreshing the bedroom or redoing the whole house, can be overwhelming. Luckily, we know more than a few interior designers. You asked questions on Instagram, and now they're answering.