Antique Ottoman Empire DIVIT QALAMDAN Silver Traveling Quill Pen Case + Inkwell. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE AND LARGE OTTOMAN SILVER DIVIT WITH OTTOMAN HALLMARKS TUGRA, ABSOLUTELY RARE, ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE ITEM WITHOUT ANY ISSUES. IT HAS A WEIGHT OF 525 GRAMS STERLING SILVER AND VERY RARE SIZE OF 27 CM.
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS AND THE PRICE IS CHEAP ENOUGH!! Presenting an antique 19th century 900 + fine silver. They were traveling quill pen holders with attached inkwells carried by scribes serving both merchants and government officials throughout the region. The divit was typically a tubular cavity to store the quill or reed pen. Attached to the body is the inkwell (Qalamdan) that would have been filled with raw silk fibers to absorb the ink so it would not drip out and to provide a controlled amount of ink for the pen.Although brass and bronze versions of the Qalamdan and Divit were relatively common, the silver ones were far more elaborate in the hand stamped details and reserved for only the "elite".