This is one impressive antique 4-piece double inkwell! And it is upwards of 130 or more years old.
The two cut lead crystal ball-shape inkwells are accompanied by a cut lead-crystal thistle top that fits in its "thistle base" to create a majestic presentation of the national emblem of Scotland. The craftsmanship that went into making this inkwells is quite inspiring. Even the back of the Thistle base and the two leaves attached there, behind the golfer, are wonderfully detailed. The maker has put his mark on the underside of the base. This ornate silverplate piece measures 11" wide, 7" deep, and 12" tall.
Just because there are a number of antique golf inkwells in this
auction and the prior auction, do not think that these inkwells are all over the golf
collecting world. A single collector who chased down inkwells
specifically for decades is the sole consignor for all of these ink wells. There are no more
left in his collection. And this one here would be a standout in any collection or setting.