Tortoiseshell and silver piqué inkwell
Henry Matthews - Birmingham 1910
This tortoiseshell and silver piqué inkwell has its original glass liner and leather base. Piqué was a popular technique in the 19th and early 20th century and is the result of inlaying the silver into the shell, which has to be done when the shell is heated. The silver is then engraved to give details and depth to the design.
Condition: Excellent original condition.