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Antique English Crocodile / Alligator Inkwell / Desk Tidy, circa 1880



A truly magnificent and scarce novelty inkwell, cast in the form of a Crocodile / Alligator, in heavy solid brass. The hinged lid to the centre lifts to reveal a central section with two original removable ceramic ink chambers. Either side of this central section, is a section to store pen nibs, sealing wax etc. Superb quality and condition and an impressive size measuring 10 1/2" in length x 4 1/2" wide (max) x 2" tall. Victorian in era, dating to circa 1890. Item ID: 40625.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 2 in. (5.08 cm)Width: 10.5 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Late Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Bath, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 406251stDibs: LU3365312516862

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bath, United Kingdom
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