This is a fine antique late Victorian / early Edwardian desktop accessory.
It dates to around 1900 and I think that it is German in origin.
The item is an inkwell that is made of heavy brass and takes the form of three greyhounds sitting on a circular raised plinth. They are seated and hold on their shoulder a large globe or ball - this opens on a secure hinge to reveal the inkwell reservoir inside. It retains its original inkwell (often lost or a later replacement). This has a brass collar and the main body is made of white frosted glass, as photographed.
The inkwell is in generally very good condition. It has a nice original golden shine to the brass - and has not been polished. It has a good bit of weight to it - as it has a lead weight inclusion in the base section - so that the inkwell is "bottom heavy" and does not tip over when you are using your dip pen.
I think that the wee greyhounds might have originally had a wee gold-coloured linking chain all around - but this now appears to be missing, but certainly easy to replace. The dome of the globe is not totally perfect - and although not having dents to it as such - has a little rippling to the dome crown. I have photographed this for your inspection.
Generally, a very nice example and in good antique condition.
Dimensions: Overall height is 4 1/2 inches. The diameter of the base is 4 1/4 inches. The diameter of the globe section is 2 1/2 inches.
Sadly, I will be unable to post to EU countries at the moment.