Other Makers, Mermaid & Octopus Inkwell
I love inkwells and this is one of the coolest I've had in a long time. What's better subject matter than a mermaid and an octopus? One of the details in particular is of note. The mermaid has two fins. Whaaat? When do you ever see that? Then look at the octopus. He's got human-type teeth. It's wonderfully whimsical.
The German mark underneath is GESCHUTZ, meaning copyrighted. Therefore the origin is either Germany or Austria and the date is circa 1900. The metal is bronze and the background is a mirror that is meant to simulate water.
It's a killer inkwell, 9" wide and in excellent condition, with the original patina. It won't last long, so let me know if it's for you.