An elegant square section hobnail, diamond, and slice cut heavy crystal inkwell, with a hinged silver lid - the cartouche is engraved with entwined initials - and silver collar, the under-base of the well is embellished with a deep cut sixteen point star. Condition: one or two tiny nicks to high points; minor surface wear; nothing further found; hinge play, but hinge itself is firm. Circa 1910, American, hallmarked "sterling", with additional mark for the La Pierre Manufacturing Company, New York. Height 8.5cm/3.35in, width 7.5cm/2.95in.
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