wonderful 19th century victorian novelty travelling inkwell in the form of a gladstone bag

Wonderful 19th century Victorian novelty travelling inkwell in the form of a Gladstone bag.



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Unusual and beautifully made Victorian leather novelty travelling inkwell in the form of a leather Gladstone bag.
The leather is beautifully embossed in a unique diagonal sash-like scrolled pattern across the front, and has a plain patterned leather back.
The gilt metal frame has a false decorative button catch to the top under the handle. A hidden leather covered button on the side pushes to open the hinged lid of the inkwell. It reveals the original glass inkwell with separate hinged cover, and a full gilt metal interior.
All hinges and catches are working perfectly and are tight and secure.
Size-approximately 2 3/8 inches long by 1 7/8 high by 1.25 inches deep.
Weight-55 grams.
A lovely and very sought after and collectable item for the collector of inkwells or antique writing accessories. A great gift or a treat to own.
In very good condition.
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This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish

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