c1880 Novelty Cast Bronze Owl Inkwell with Glass Eyes


A very attractive antique figural Cast Bronze Inkwell, in the shape of an Owl with Glass Eyes.
The Eared owl is perched on a short length of branch and the bronze has a dark patina. The hinged head lifts open revealing the hollow inside which acts as an inkwell. It does not have a glass insert nor is there any evidence, in the form of a lip, of there having ever been one. The eyes are made of glass with a black pupil and yellow iris. The Inkwell is in good condition.
Size: 4 x 3.5 x 7 cm (1 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 2 ¾ inches)
Weight: 113 g