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    Posted 12 years ago

    holly
    (2 items)

    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, 12 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, 12 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, 12 years ago
      Very cool item. I'm thinking German Navel Submarine? Just tryin to help!!
    4. codydogg, 12 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, 12 years ago
      How about a picture of the whole inkwell closed. Thanks.
    6. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 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, 12 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, 12 years ago
      Hereis some information about the symbol...
      http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-austro-hungarian-leather-travel-inkwell
    9. holly/inkwell, 11 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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