The inkwell opens to expose a metal dome covered ink glass insert. There is an open area on the right for either stamps or pen tips and there is another open recessed area on the lid that may have held a pen wipe. The wood is fairly heavy for its size but we do not know the species. It measures about 6 1/4 inches wide, about 3 1/4 inches high, and about 2 7/8 inches deep. The inkwell is in fairly good condition but it looks to have a glued repair to the head and a restoration to the bottom jaw area of the lizard.
Despite these issues the inkwell is still a rare find. See photos as they are part of the description. Would make a nice addition to any collection and is guaranteed as described. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Inkwells". The seller is "woodglen" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.