A desktop ink well decorated with nautical motifs
American, late 19th century
with a brass base with ball feet, decorated with anchor chain, anchor, coils of line, life ring, sailor with a monkey fist lanyard, and a capstan with pawls, line around the drum, an eagle sitting on the hinged top, with a removeable glass insert as the ink well.
8-3/4 x 6-1/2 x 6 in. (22.2 x 15.8 x 15.2 cm.)