Inkwells and Blotters: 5509 Mont Blanc Inkwell Set
Add some classy glass to your desk with this original Montblanc Inkwell set made in West Germany! That ought to give you an idea of its age. We're thinking 1980s. We polished up the brass inkwell cap, and we think the inkwell is crystal but we aren't certain. The black base has some light scratches from past efforts to clean it. Its brass name plate has the initials N N. The top back left corner of the base has what looks like a small tape mark that won't come out. There are no initials on the inkwell lid or well itself. Amazingly enough, this set comes with its original box! The box is fairly worn, but it is nice to have it.
Inkwells and Blotters: 5357 Hand Painted French Inkwell
Sacre bleu! We just obtained this lovely, hand-painted ceramic inkwell that was made in France. We have no idea who painted it or how old it actually is. Click the headline for the only clue we have to go on. Nevertheless, it is a very nice orange base color with a hint of brown that is seemingly painted in gold leaf with a floral design. The inkwell reservoir is small, maybe the size of 2 thimbles, holding maybe 3 or 4 thimbles full of ink. The porcelain or ceramic is in good condition, but you can see some places, especially around where the lid rests, where the paint has worn off.
Inkwells and Blotters: 4640 Porcelain Inkwell
Add some beauty and style to your desk with this porcelain inkwell with a floral design. Click the headline, and you can see that you lift the lid of the inkwell by the yellow rose to dip and fill your pen. A reserve dish behind the inkwell portion is for stamps, back when your could tear them from a perforated sheet and had to lick them. No cracks or chips mar the porcelain, but the gold piping along the edges is worn or missing in many places. There is what likely was part of a maker's mark on the bottom in the gold paint for the edging, but it, too, is mostly missing and indistinguishable. The flowers are all perfect. We dont't actually know when this was made, but the design suggests it might have been for a dip pen, yet the floral pattern seems a little more modern, which is why we guess the 1920s. However, we are not experts on porcelain inkwells and it could be earlier or later. International shipping might require more money than the site will ask. L: 14cm X W: 8cm X H: 7.5cm.
Inkwells and Blotters: 4496 Wooden
No fountain pen collector's desk is complete without a classic rocker blotter. We have a fun little wooden model that fits any desk. Made of wood, it looks quite handsome, though it does have wear. Look closely at the photo and you'll see little chips around the edges. There also is a dark stain on the top plate of the blotter, but it blends in if you aren't looking closely. 8cm (L) X 5cm (W) X 7cm (H)
Inkwells and Blotters: 3734 Parker Superchrome
Vintage ink collectors will love this complete Parker Superchrome ink bottle set. Included is a 4-oz. bottle of blue ink (dried out) and the special tin that it rested in. Superchrome was a brilliant and beautiful ink that was far more vibrant than standard inks of the era. However, it was only intended for the Parker 51 with the "pli-glass" ink sacs. That which made it so vibrant was highly acidic and tore through normal ink sacs very quickly, ruining many old pens in the 1940s and '50s. It was discontinued due to its corrosive nature. We've seen a lot of Superchrome bottles over the year but this is one of the first we've seen to come complete with its tin. The tin shows a little rust and wear in places, but it isn't all that bad. EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES MIGHT APPLY DUE TO THE SIZE AND WEIGHT.