Antique Black Forest Carved Inkwell


19th Century

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2020
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Charming Antique Swiss Black Forest Wooden Carved Bear Inkwell. This little bear is attached to a beautiful thick glass inkwell with brass mounts. Made in the 19th Century in the Swiss village of Brienz which is renowned for its animal carvings.

Condition: The inkwell and lid are beautifully intact, some slight scratches to glass where it has rubbed against the mount. The bear has two paws and lower jaw missing, (see photographs) and his glass eyes are missing. Remarkably intact for age.


  • H: 13cm (5.12in)
  • W: 9cm (3.54in)


19th Century

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