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Stunning C1920 Johnny Griffin Black Boy Brass Inkwell

Stunning C1920 Johnny Griffin Black Boy Brass Inkwell


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Memorabilia: Black Americana: Pre 1930: Item # 853318

Please refer to our stock # BA743 when inquiring.
 $425.00 
$425.00

In the mid-1800's, an unknown artist painted the face of a young Black boy in warm, soft colors, and unbeknown to the artist, forever immortalized the young boy's image! Since that time a variety of items were been produced in the image of the "Young Black boy with the Torn Hat" or "Johnny Griffin".

This circa 1920-30's Johnny Griffin inkwell is constructed in solid brass and has a hole for both placement of pen and glass insert for ink. This piece is offered without the pen and glass ink insert.

It is in all original condition with delightful patina- not a reproduction- no replaced parts- and measures 6 inches long x 3.25 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high. It does not retain any marking other than a mold number 4557.

Johnny Griffin Black Americana collectibles should form the cornerstone of any serious Black Memorabilia collection!

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