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    Posted 6 years ago

    Vanda
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    It was my great grandfather's I was told. He used it for an ink well. It is quite beautiful. The bottom is stone.
    I put up a close up of the only area I can see that might be a mark.
    It used to look more pewter in color.
    Any input is appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Vanda

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      THAT is the cutest inkwell I've ever seen! Whatever you do, don't clean it. :-)
    2. Vanda, 6 years ago
      Thank you - I love it
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Very charming piece!
      It seems to be rather a match holder, striker beeing the textured part of the barrel circles!
      Inkwells had lids.
    4. Vanda, 6 years ago
      I will look up match holder - Thank you
      Some inkwells were just for dipping ink - I have seen them on the internet - few and far between. Not right for candle -
    5. Vanda, 6 years ago
      Kyratango -

      Found two similar not exact - or as perfectly done a match holder with a striker. Amazing! Thank you !


      "A sculptured bronze match holder with striker modeled in the form of a fox caught in a trap. Continental origin. Mid to late 19th century. Size: 4.25 inches length x 2.25 inches height x 3 inches depth. Excellent as-found condition. The fox is standing amidst foliage by a tree stump (which serves as the match holder) with his left fore paw caught in a metal snare. His expression displays the distress caused by his predicament. The fox is cast separately and attached to the base."
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the thanks, Vanda!
      Forgot to welcome you on our beloved CW :-))
    7. Vanda, 6 years ago
      Thanks - you were so helpful. I appreciate it.
      Vanda

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