Weighing in at 3 pounds, this very-heavy-for-its-size ink well consists of a lead crystal base and sterling silver lid featuring a golfer in knickers. The crystal base measures 4 1/2" wide and 2 3/4" tall and is hollowed out inside to hold the ink. The top of the sterling silver golfer is 3 1/4" above the top of the crystal base. A flower design of sorts is cut into the bottom of the base.
As shown in one of the images accompanying this lot, the underside of the lid is marked "Rd 489447." As noted in a chart of British Design Regisration Numbers presented in TCA2 V2 p. 765, "Rd 489447" is a British Registered Design number that dates between Jan 3, 1906 and Feb 11, 1907. So this ink well was made at some point thereafter.
As shown in the final image accompanying this lot, there is a sterling silver hallmark at the base of the golfer, though it is not clearly readable.
No chips in the crystal. A few light scratches on the bottom as to be expected.
This item would be a stunning addition to any room. I'd fill it with M&M's!