LARGE Antique Victorian Inkwell  Made of Cast Brass. Design features Daniel Lambert, Fattest Man Eating a Chicken, 1900s
LARGE Antique Victorian Inkwell  Made of Cast Brass. Design features Daniel Lambert, Fattest Man Eating a Chicken, 1900s
LARGE Antique Victorian Inkwell  Made of Cast Brass. Design features Daniel Lambert, Fattest Man Eating a Chicken, 1900s
LARGE Antique Victorian Inkwell  Made of Cast Brass. Design features Daniel Lambert, Fattest Man Eating a Chicken, 1900s
LARGE Antique Victorian Inkwell  Made of Cast Brass. Design features Daniel Lambert, Fattest Man Eating a Chicken, 1900s
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LARGE Antique Victorian Inkwell Made of Cast Brass. Design features Daniel Lambert, Fattest Man Eating a Chicken, 1900s

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The Victorians certainly loved these novelty desktop items.

This is an interesting old brass inkwell and pen holder - which takes the form of Daniel Lambert, historically one of the fattest men in Georgian England.

This desktop accessory is not contemporary with Mr Lambert - but dates to a slightly later date, to the end of the 19th century or the very start of the 20th century.

This is also a bit of a beast of an inkwell, and is large in size - it is cast in solid brass and has a good bit of weight to it.

This example is very nicely cast with finer details.

There is a hinged lid and George's head has the glass inkwell liner inside.

He is shown spread out about to tuck into a hearty meal - he has decided that this will be a large roast chicken, which is laid out in front of him.

His legs are spread out on the ground and his little feet turn up at the end - these appendages form a wee pen rest - where you might place a dip pen when not in use.

He is a larger and more substantial inkwell - he measures 6 inches at the widest - has a depth of 6 1/4 inches and the height of the little man is 4 1/2 inches.

My ink well is a genuine antique one with a patina of age. In good condition - with no damages.

Given his weight - this will push up postage quotes for this more substantial inkwell.