His head opens on a hinge to reveal a spring loaded inkwell with a metal lid and the original glass ink bottle. The inkwell is about 4 1/2 inches high and 4 inches wide at the widest point. It is in pretty good condition. The blackamoor is missing one of his earrings and one strand of beads around his neck. There is a hairline split in the wood running down from the underside of the lid to the top of the neck on the right hand side of the sculpture, but the integrity of the wood is not affected.There are also three holes in the top of his head which you can see in one of the photos. These are possibly pen holder holes, I'm not sure. Feel free to ask any questions. All items I sell are fully guaranteed to be as I have described them.
Most of my auctions are listed with no reserve. Thank you, your business is greatly appreciated.The item "Rare Antique C19th Black Forest Painted Wood Blackamoor Inkwell Glass Eyes c1890" is in sale since Sunday, December 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "artfundltd" and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.