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    Posted 5 years ago

    Mugzie
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    This ink well is brass and is 8 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall. It has a mark on the bottom with a circle and a star in the center with the letter M in that star. We are looking to see if anyone knows more about this ink well like what time period it was from.

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    Comments

    1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Lots of reproductions out there.

      I don't like the color of this and heavy rusting on interior of the well lids. Can you add some detailed photos of the underside and well interiors?

      scott
    2. noob, 5 years ago
      Clearly the style is Art Nouveau. If it were really of that period, that would be 1890-1910, but as said above it could easily b a fake antique.

      When people really did have inkwells on their desks to use, most of the time the caps would sit closed, so the caps would be decorative. Why not show the closed caps?
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      I will agree with Scottvez on closer pictures. That may not actually be rust. Brass that wasn't sealed properly will form discolorations ranging from green to red and brownish. That is because of the oxides and sulfides it produces.
    4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Part of the confusion is because it is cast iron and not brass... a magnet will tell.

      T A
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      I found many online with the same star M mark. Some on Pinetrest and some on eBay.

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