This is such a special piece, an inkwell in the form of an oyster shell. Beautifully cast and flanked by two shells, which are possibly intended to hold ink pens as there is a hole in each. The inkwell is mounted on a wooden base which does show signs of age. The piece probably dates to end of the 19th century. The hinge is in good order and the inkwell has a liner. A stunning desk piece, unusual collectors item, or a special gift for someone who loves seashells and the UK shoreline. Measures 16cm by 9cm.  For more information or photogrpahs, please get in touch.

Bronze oyster-form inkwell


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    The Bladnoch shop has on-street parking outside. Accessed from the pavement, there is a small step of 3cm and then the threshold of 2cm height.

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    The shop is on one level, with shelves at various heights - staff will be very happy to assist in passing customers any items they wish to handle.

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