Vintage Cut Glass Inkwell with Silver Lid & Rim by John Grisnel and Sons – Circa 1909


In the realm of vintage desk accessories, there’s a certain charm that resonates through time, and this cut glass inkwell is no exception. Picture a cuboid shape with gracefully beveled edges, reminiscent of the grandeur of bygone office eras. Its elegance is intensified by a silver lid and rim. This isn’t just any silver, though; it’s the meticulous craftsmanship of John Grisnel and sons, the famed silversmiths from Birmingham.

Upon closer inspection, the inkwell bears more than just the marks of time, such as minor wear and a few scratches at the base. It also proudly displays a date mark from 1909, the distinct Birmingham assay mark, and the unmistakable makers mark. These nuances aren’t just signs of age; they’re emblems of authenticity. The detailed close-up photographs available don’t merely serve to showcase the inkwell but to transport you to an era where such accessories were the epitome of office sophistication.

Measuring 7.5 cm by 7.5 cm and standing 5.5 cm tall, this classic piece could be the crowning jewel for vintage aficionados or the perfect gift for the studious individual you know. In either case, it’s not just an inkwell; it’s a piece of history waiting to grace a modern setting.

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**Product Highlights:**

– **Elegant Design:** A sophisticated cut glass inkwell in a cuboid shape with beveled edges, reminiscent of antique office supplies.

– **Authentic Silver Details:** Adorned with a finely crafted silver lid and rim by the renowned Birmingham-based silversmiths, John Grisnel and sons.

– **Mark of Authenticity:** Boasts a date mark from 1909, accompanied by the Birmingham assay mark and the distinct makers mark, ensuring its vintage authenticity.

– **Detailed Imagery:** Browse our close-up photographs to appreciate the details, character, and signs of age, including minor wear and subtle scratches at the base.

– **Perfect Gift or Collection Addition:** An impeccable choice for vintage enthusiasts, collectors of writing supplies, or a thoughtful gift for the studious ones.

**Product Specifications:**
– **Dimensions:** 7.5 cm / 3 inches x 7.5 cm / 3 inches x 5.5 cm / 2.1 inches.
– **Material:** Cut glass with silver detailing.
– **Origin:** Crafted by John Grisnel and sons, Birmingham.
– **Condition:** Vintage, with signs of age and wear.

Whether you’re revamping your home office or scouting for the perfect antique piece, this cut glass inkwell embodies grandeur and history. Order now to add a touch of vintage charm to your desk accessory collection.

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