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    Posted 6 months ago

    Nan24
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    This is a white metal lion ink well. No marks looks to be hand painted. Any ideas as to age and maker? Thank you!

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Oh, what a beautiful inkwell!! Can you tell if it's cold painted bronze of spelter? It could be early 1900's late 1800's Austrian.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 6 months ago
      Ferocious looking lion, cool find!
    3. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      Thank you!!
    4. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 6 months ago
      I don't know anything about this ink well, but it is simply outrageous! I mean I can imagine having the type of desk that one would place this on - a very large desk, and it's presence demands respect from all in the room. I love it. so great of a find. Lori
    5. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      Thank you... I love it...
    6. lundy lundy, 6 months ago
      Wow that was a very unique Inkwell would love to have one like that I believe it's probably white metal I'm not a hundred percent sure though very nice though
    7. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      Thank you very much Lundy... A magnet does not stick to it..
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Hi Nan24,
      If it were white metal, or spelter, a magnet wouldn't stick to it. It's really such a beautiful inkwell.
    9. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 6 months ago
      when you take out the glass is there a little metal bucket their if yes pull it out to see if it has any writing on it....???
    10. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      No metal bucket. Just the glass piece that’s sets on a metal rim. Looked all around inside no markings to be found.. Thank you!
    11. Theonlyone Theonlyone, 6 months ago
      could be plaster with a metal lux paint..arts and craft class thing would have to scratch a small spot under it ti see ....? good luck ...
    12. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      Thank you everyone for your comments. Greatly appreciated!
    13. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      It is definitely made of some kind of metal it is heavy too... I posted another picture showing the inside... Thank you!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 months ago
      Hi Nan24,
      It appears to be made of spelter which was used from the late 19th century on.
    15. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      Thank you jscotto363 very much!
    16. Celiene Celiene, 6 months ago
      Here you go!

      https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/unique-cold-painted-on-metal-lion-inkwell-from-the-victoria-news-photo/566005481
    17. Celiene Celiene, 6 months ago
      Here's a beauty. Many people apparently painted them. Your is missing his pedestal.

      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/560627853585927440/
    18. Celiene Celiene, 6 months ago
      Google lion head inkwell, you will see several versions. I love it! How fun.
    19. Nan24 Nan24, 6 months ago
      Thank you Celiene very much...
    20. lundy lundy, 4 months ago
      Ji hows it going well well well

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