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Islamic Brass Travellers Scribe Inkwell Quill Holder

Islamic Brass Travellers Scribe Inkwell Quill Holder


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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Writing: Pre 1900: Item # 1073083
Jasmine Salon and Bazaar
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Alameda
CA 94501
510-910-3922

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 $175.00 
$175.00

This is a 19th qalamdan or ink and quill holder. The patina on this case is quite rich, I have made no attempt to clean this. It measures 9 1/2" long, and the attached inkpot is approximately 1 1/2" square. A very substantial piece, it weighs nearly a pound! Scribes used to tuck these cases into their belts, and the inkpots kept them from slipping through. It's floral design appears to be Turkish. A unique and historical item for your desk, or collection.