John H. Green copper inkwell


A beautifully made copper inkwell attributed to John. H. Green, circa 1925.

The inkwell has a circular base that gradually becomes a hexagon shape as it reaches the lid. The inkwell has subtle styling details on the edge of the lid and an inscribed pattern around the base and top sections. The base is stamped with a JHG monogram.

This piece is currently being researched but I believe it to be made by a John H. Green who was based in Debden, near Saffron Walden, around 1925. A John H. Green appeared in The Studio Yearbook of 1925, page 142, showing copper, silver plated and brass items of a similar style. It is possible that this is the same John Green that previously worked for the Artificers Guild and was mentioned many times in The Studio as a Guild craftsman. All yet to be proven!


Dimensions:    4 1/4″ in diameter at widest point by 3 1/2″ high

Condition:   Good 

Price:   £120