Posted 5 years ago
I purchased this at a Dallas Tx estate sale and was told it was an ashtray but after a few hours of research I found it to be an ink well. It has a porcelain cup inside. More pictures of this item to come.
I'm back with a few more pictures and I have found more info on this guy. The correct description is "Sphere Eagle Europe c1880 Brass and Ceramic Inkwell" per Ink Well Collectors site I found yesterday.
The Inkwell Collectors site and The Horatio House Museum & Nature Preserve is quite an interesting site for those of you with ink wells.
More to come