English Lion with Shield Inkwell - Antique

English Lion with Shield Inkwell - Antique

$319.50 $355.00

Attention Anglophiles and British ex-pats. This English Lion inkwell magnificently exemplifies the best in Victorian English Craftsmanship.

Made in the 1880s in London, this Inkwell is a zinc metal base and is finely sculpted. The lion holds a shield with the interlocking initials G A. This lion inkwell was once silver plated. But over the 100+ years of its existence, the silver has been worn off. You can see this brilliant silver plate once you tilt back the lion's head to open the inkwell.

This lion is rearing up and holding a large shield. He wears the British crown and sits upon a pedestal.

While this inkwell must have been a work of art when fully silverplated, it is still gorgeous in its charcoal grey zinc coating. It is also a fully functional inkwell with the original insert. (The insert is silver plated.)

The English mark on the back identify it as being manufactured in 1884. We've seen similar ones and they were all made in London.

This lion is inkwell is large. It measures 9" x 5.5" in diameter.

Hail Britannia!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 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.

Customs and import taxes

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Payment Options

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

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.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

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.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

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!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 3 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship it out. You can add in the delivery time after you receive an email that your item has shipped.

Smaller items ship via USPS First Class mail which takes up to seven days to the East Coast of the USA. If your item weighs over a pound, it ships via USPS Priority Mail - which takes 1 to 3 days from the day it ships out to arrive within the USA.

We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California.

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