Gosh - you wont find another inkwell like this again in a hurry, indeed I have never seen another quite like it.
This little miniature brass inkwell dates to the late 19th century / early 20th century.
It features a little man who has been misbehaving and as part of his punishment has been confined to the village stocks.
He is shown with his legs put through the stockade - this is moveable and can be lifted up and down.
A little man stands in front of him and throws rotting fruit at him.
The little man stands on a little square base which reveals a tiny glass inkwell below when lifted up.
The little glass inkwell is original, but sadly has a little loss to one edge - but easy enough to find a glass replacement of standard size which would fit in.
Dimensions: Height to the top of the little man in the stocks: 2 1/2 inches; width 2 inches and with a depth of 3 inches.
Again, another strange novelty inkwell in my Iconic Edinburgh online store, and one for the more specialist collector.
This one is exceedingly rare, and this is reflected in my asking price.
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