A 19th century brass decorated Islamic Qalamdan.
The Qalamdan is in solid brass, decorated on all sides with Egyptian scenes.
It consists of an inkwell and a pen compartment of typical tubular form with an interior cavity to store a reed pen.
Attached to the body is an inkwell with engraved designs with a shell style cover. The piece measures 8 1/2" inches long x 1 3/4" inches high x 2" inches deep. Great brass decorative Islamic art object.