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Antique Travelling Golf Ball Inkwell

£ 395

Category
Subcategory
Reference
27825
Height
4.5 cm (1 3/4")
Diameter
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Rare Novelty Gutty Golf Ball Inkwell.
A wonderful leather covered travelling inkwell in the shape of a mesh pattern gutty golf ball. This is a very desirable, rare and unusual object made from brass and covered in imprinted leather to imitate a gutty golf ball. It is hinged in the centre with a push button clasp. When opened there is another brass dome lid that when opened the original glass ink pot bottle is revealed, this brass lid has a sprung seal to stop any ink spillages.
A great collector's piece in very good condition.
Height
4.5 cm (1 3/4")
Diameter
5.5 cm (2 1/4")
Condition
Leather cover with some marks but a very rare piece indeed.
Year
Circa 1890's
Medium
Brass & leather
exhibition
xmas.19