Antique inkwells, writing sets

From antique inkwells to writing utensils, Atena Gallery offers a fine selection of antiques for sale including travel writing utensils, fountain pens and complete desk sets in very good condition.

Each object in our antique collection takes you back in time to glimpse the practice of writing in the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection features some surprising items, including bronze writing boxes with mythological or antique subjects, Sevres or Samson porcelain inkwells, or Restoration inkwells in the shape of sea animals. Some fascinating pieces complete this collection of writing utensils, such as the Rocaille inkwells by Jacob Petit and the very unusual Neoclassical armillary sphere desk inkwell.

Would you like to know the price of an antique inkwell? Do you want to equip your office with an original accessory, full of history? Our selection of Empire, Charles X and Napoleon III inkwells in marble, bronze, mother-of-pearl or porcelain, available on our online antiques site, will satisfy the tastes of every collector! Some of these pieces are real works of art as they are decorated with bronze statuettes signed by famous sculptors, floral or animal compositions in lacquer. Discover the world of writing in the past and find the perfect writing utensil to add to your collection today!