Novelty animal inkwells in brass. A menagerie for your desk.

Novelty brass crab inkwell. Partially articulated with a hinged lid opening to a small well and screw hinged front claws. Vintage. Maker not known. Image  © 1995-2021 eBay Inc. Fair use license. via
Novelty brass inkwell in the form of a lobster, naturistically modeled with the hinged thorax opening to reveal two blue glass inkwells. Victorian. Maker’s marks: Registration mark 136502 to the underside. Image © Bonhams 2001-2021. Fair use license. via
Novelty brass inkwell modeled as an armadillo. Antique. Image © 1986-2021 Invaluable, LLC. and Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers. Fair use license. via
Crocodile/alligator inkwell or desk tidy. Sold brass with the hinged lid to the center lifting to reveal a central section with two original removable ceramic ink chambers. On either side of this central section are additional sections to store pen nibs, sealing wax, etc. ca. 1880. English. Image ©, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via
Novelty brass inkwell modeled as a box camera operated by an anthropomorphic fox who is taking an image of a hare with a carrot. Undated. Image © COPYRIGHT 2020 DREWEATTS 1759 LTD. Fair use license. via

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