A wonderful, old shabby antique cast iron ink well, depicting the early American farmer and his wife. It has the look of a Hubley,
This piece serves more than one purpose other than the double ink wells on either side. It holds pens in the front tray and on either side of the farmer are smaller trays for paper clips, etc. The ink wells open with a sliding "lid" that is attached at one corner. Inside the ink wells are glass wells.
It measures approx. 10" long x 4 1/4 wide x 5 3/4" high.
Marked on the bottom with the embossed numbers 4458. The lids on the ink wells are in good working order. There is some paint loss but with country cottage decor, this type of patina is a plus, giving it charm and character. There are also a couple of red marks, possibly from using red ink at one time. The farmer's shovel is loose and just gets placed back under his hand.
Overall, a great piece for your country/farm office décor!