An 18thC Continental antique brass quill pen holder and inkwell.
Used by a Scribe – a person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was available en masse.
Of elongated form, the holder has a hinged lid (with hanging hoop) at one end that opens at reveal a void interior. Joined to the holder is an inkwell. Again with a hinged lid and decorative scratch carving to the main body. The holder also bears an impressed makers mark although this has not been identified.
Condition – As per the images. There is surface wear and some oxidation to the brass is evident which is commensurate with age. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.
Size: Length 27.5 cm (10 3/4″)
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