Victorian Candle Box Double Travelling Inkwell Etui Dip Pen Wipe Go To Bed
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Victorian Candle Box Double Travelling Inkwell Etui Dip Pen Wipe Go To Bed:
This is for a fabulous example of a Victorian travelling writing set from the mid to late 1800s. It is made from brass, and has its original black leather cover to both the top and bottom and the box. There is a button on the front that opens the lid and inside is a double inkwell,ared pen wipe brush in the centre, a recess to hold a pen/pencil and a fold up candle at the front. The brass inside is engraved with an ornate pattern as is the candle holder. The candle holder is hinged and stands upright and has a removable rim to replace the candle. The candle socket is sprung so the candle is always moving nearer the top when used. Both inkwells havetheir original glass bottles inside under the domed lids, these areremovable andunder the lids are spring loaded stoppers to seal whilst in transit. Above the pen rest is a bar that turns to stop the pen falling out. It is all in excellent condition with very little wear for its age, there are no cracks to the glass, no splits or tears in the leather, all the catches work and there are no dings or dents in the brass, its really a very clean example. The base measures 120mm (4.75") by 78mm (3") and it stands 43mm tall. Please check out all the other desktop inkwells and other vintage gentlemans & ladies accessories we are selling on this week. We will always combine items together to reduce postage costs.
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