Made by Frank A Week Manufacturing Company at 93 John Street in New York in early 1900's. This inkstand has a waffle design on the bottom.
This antique is very heavy and in perfect condition. No chips or cracks. The inkstand is made of very heavy molded glass or most likely crystal. It was made to hold ink bottles or inkwells and pens.
What's great about this inkstand is that it has a built-in pen rest. The receptacles for the ink bottles fit J. Herbin's 1670 Anniversary Fountain Pen Ink bottles perfectly! (See photos) While we don't include the ink bottles with this inkstand, you can purchase them in the ink section of our shop. Also - no pens are included, but you can purchase them in the calligraphy or fountain pens section or our shop. This listing is for the inkstand only.
This inkstand has two receptacles for holding ink bottles or square inkwells, plus a tiered place for holding pens. There is also a middle mystery receptacle. We're not sure what this is for. It could be for resting your dip pen if it has ink on it, or for a pen wipe. (If anyone knows, please let us know!) It's sometimes fun to puzzle out the uses for antiques from the early 20th century!
This inkstand has a nice clean design, this was the very beginning of modern and Art Deco design.
The inkstand measures: 7 3/4" x 5" x 1 1/4" Openings for Inkwells or Inkbottles 2" x 2 1/4"
Since it's so heavy, it's cheaper to put flat rate shipping on this item. If you are interested in international shipping, please contact us. It weighs a little over 3 lbs when packed.
1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.
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At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!
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