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Inkwells88 of 92GLASS SNAIL INK WELL ?? Cast Iron base glass ball inkstand patent 12/11/1855
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Posted 4 years ago

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holly
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I was helping a friend go thru his grandmoms stuff after she passed away and came across this neat old inkwell.It's in great shape,original condition and great patina.On the outside it is decorated w/little stars resembling * except bigger.On the bottom are names.one is GESETZITCH. I think it's hard to read.the other is GF SCHUTZT.in the middle is an anchor w/ a serpant w/a snakes head and a fin for a tail.I have had no luck finding any info on it.would greatly appreciate any help I can get.thank you ,Holly.

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    This will give you the definition of the german words...
    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2008/4/Gesetzlich-Geschutzt-Stein.htm
  2. holly/inkwell, 4 years ago
    thank you Savoychina.now I know what the words mean.they mean,protected or as we say patented.now i have to figure out the marking of the anchor and serpent.
  3. jsw14 jsw14, 4 years ago
    Very cool item. I'm thinking German Navel Submarine? Just tryin to help!!
  4. codydogg, 4 years ago
    thats a great find! i will look back to see if anybody knows whats it from! im very curious myself! its in great shape+its got to be a rare item!
  5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    How about a picture of the whole inkwell closed. Thanks.
  6. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Found this cool site..."Travel inkwell" seems to fit the piece. I would have never thought of that, who knew? You can also se the variation of the "dolphin and anchor". You're in the ball park!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottyhoffo/2889019496/sizes/l/
  7. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Oops...didn't realize that the picture was on a different site.

    http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/77275-travel-inkwell-insignia-mystery/
  8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Hereis some information about the symbol...
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-austro-hungarian-leather-travel-inkwell
  9. holly/inkwell, 4 years ago
    thank you all for your help i feel we're almost there.and i will be adding a picture of the whole thing.

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