This is a beautiful Phenolic Bakelite Carvacraft Double Inkwell in a Deep Butterscotch Swirl. Carvacraft was made in England in the 1930's by the Dickenson Co. This large piece of bakelite has the two original inkwells, one red the other one black.
There are no ink stains in the cups or on the holder. When not in use there are two inkwell covers that slide up to cover the inkwells. On both sides there are art deco stepped designs. The inkwell is signed on the bottom on the side with Carvacraft. This is an outstanding art deco piece.With the inkwells in the piece weights 0.895kgs. Comes with its matching letter opener / paper knife. The handle is made with a Honey coloured Carvacraft to match the inkwell. Has a stepped design on the handle similar to that on the side of the inkwell. The blade is made of lucite which is a clear early plastic. No makers mark on this but it is Carvacraft and formed part of the overall desk set when these items were made. Rare to get multiple desk items together. Inkwell had clearly been used over the years.
Some wearing on the top from the sliders above the inkwells being moved back and forth. Tiny sliver on the underside base and on the bottom of one of the deco designs on the side. All shown in the photographs.Paper knife has some wear on the lucite blade with a scratch on the end of the blade. Please study the pictures carefully as these form part of the description. Inkwell - 29cms wide, 18cms deep, 7cms high. Knife - 19.5cms long. The item "ART DECO CARVACRAFT DICKINSON PHENOLIC BAKELITE DESKTOP INKWELL & LETTER OPENER" is in sale since Monday, November 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods/Styles\Art Deco". The seller is "vintagethingsuk" and is located in Wakefield. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Australia.