Novelty water creature design inkwells. All Late Victorian and metallic.

Novelty crocodile/alligator inkwell. ca. 1890.
Novelty crocodile/alligator inkwell with a hinged lid that lifts to reveal two removable ceramic ink chambers and an additional place to keep pen nibs and sealing wax. ca. 1890. Late Victorian. Cast bronze. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/inkwells/antique-english-crocodile-alligator-inkwell-desk-tidy-circa-1880/id-f_12516862/
Lobster ink well. Probably ca. 1900.
Lobster ink well with the middle section of the shell lifting up to reveal ink pots. Probably ca. 1900. Brass. Image © C&T Auctioneers, Tunbridge Wells and Metropress Ltd, (t/a Auction Technology Group). Fair use license. via https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/candt-auctioneers/catalogue-id-srct10012/lot-0b6c8cdb-f045-4a62-b40a-a4570184cb91
Crab inkwell with lid that opens to a clear glass inkpot. ca. 1900-1910. Art Nouveau
Crab inkwell with lid that opens to a clear glass inkpot and another held between the claws. ca. 1900-1910. Art Nouveau in style. American. Cast patinated bronze. Tiffany Studios, maker. Impressed with the Tiffany Studios Decorating Company monogram and also numbered 20″. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/desk-accessories/inkwells/crab-inkwell-tiffany-studios/id-f_11279663/

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