This is a lovely little item for the specialist collector of pen related items or inkwells.
This is a sweet little Staffordshire pottery inkwell - or quill / dip pen holder.
It takes the form of a little drunken man. He is shown in a very undignified pose - slumped on the ground - he holds a big drinking bowl or pitcher - and rests it on top of a little ale barrel. You would pop your quill pen in the little hole on the top of ale jug.
As you can see from my photographs - this antique piece is in very good condition - with no nasty cracks or chips. There is a wee firing crack to his foot - done in the manufacture and then glazed over. There is a little seam on the barrel.
My lovely little dip pen holder dates to around the1860s. These little Staffordshire pen holders are rare survivors and this is reflected in my very fair asking price. Possibly an item for the more specialist collector.
A rare wee desktop accessory - good condition with no chips or cracks.
It measures: 4 1/4 inches in height and the base has a diameter of roughly 3 1/4 inches.
Please see my other interesting inkwells in my Iconic Edinburgh online store.
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