Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well
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Antique Middle Eastern Travelling Brass Scribe. Beautifully Engraved Pen Case with Attached Ink Well

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This is a very fine old travelling pen or quill holder (Antique qalamdan).

This writing accessory is also called a divit and relates to its origin in the Ottoman Empire

The writing implements would be popped into the long oblong metal tube - the end is hinged and flips open and closes tight to keep your pens etc all safe and secure inside. The hinge is kept in place with hand-made copper rivets.

You can see the patina of age on the inside of the pen holder - and on a stylistic basis, I am dating this one to being made in the 19th century.

At the side of the pen-holder section is an attached bombe-shaped inkwell or inkpot. It has a little hidden lid - which is formed from a little shell shape on the lid - which when raised allows you to open the inkwell.

It is a very fine example - it is engraved all over with Arabic lettering and symbols. These are added to the exterior with great detail.

The scribe is in excellent condition with no damages - nice shiny exterior with no dents or damages. All hinges are secure and firm.

The overall length is 8 1/2 inches. The width at the widest point is 1 3/4 inches.

The price reflects the quality of this item and the intricacy of the engraved decoration - which must have taken a long while to add to the scribe. The only part with no decoration is the base of the inkwell - where it would have rested on a table.

It is a very smart example - you will be able to ascertain the quality of the decoration on this one and it would be a great addition to your collection - which is reflected in my asking price.

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