Here we have a bakelite inkstand: the two quill-holders swivel to accept a pen from multiple directions, and the stand has numerous cavities for ink bottles, pens and the like.
On the base, the relief bakelite stamp assures us that this is a ‘Classic’ inkstand, model no: 1270, made in England. Just in case you thought it might be of the un-classic variety.
I have of course stuffed flowers into the quill holders- for artistic purposes, you understand; but the whole thing is in excellent condition. I did give it a bit of a buff with Greys Paste No. 9- and the top bakelite surface came up a treat [and matched the underside, which has never seen the light of day.]
For bakelite, and inkstand collectors, this is a lovely piece of history. It is for sale: $AU75