Inkwells & Blotters
Inkwells and Blotters: 0950 Parker Flaminaire
Parker dabbled in lighters in the 1950s, as a way to diversify. The Parker Flaminaire is an early pressurized gas lighter. It is a huge chunk of steel, and we cannot open it. Apparently, you had to send in the lighter to Parker for them to refill it. The cool part is that it still has fuel and works. There is a safety on the top that has to be held down, and then you flick the flint wheel. And voila! It lights! Click the headline font to see the imprint on the bottom of the lighter. 6.6cm tall.
Inkwells and Blotters: IB0029 Unknown Brass Inkwell
Art nouveau elegantly sprawls and swirls brass into a remarkable design that will be the center piece of your desk. The glass inkwell holds about an ounce of ink. There are a few little blemishes on the glass, but it is in very good shape. The brass pattern features a butterfly in the tray. The entire piece is 20cm long and about 7cm tall.
Inkwells and Blotters: IB0003 Brass Senorita Inkwell
Gorgeous beyond the photo's ability to show, this clever brass inkwell disguises the ink supply under the woman's hair. There are no identifying marks other than "183" on the bottom of the piece. Given the general age of this inkwell, it is in remarkable condition with few significant dings, chips or faded paint. The small glass inner inkwell is without chips or cracks. The bronze measures W: 19.5cm L: 14cm H: 5cm. The glass inner well measures W: 3.7cm H: 3.3cm.
Inkwells and Blotters: IB0001 Blue Glass Inkwell
Even more stunning in real life, this beautiful blue inkwell measures 5.5cm X 5.5cm X 5.5cm. It has no identifying marks, but we're reasonably sure it is pressed glass from the 1920s or '30s. The only significant damage is a little chip on the cap, which can be seen in the second photo.