This is a silver-toned tschapka-shaped inkwell. The tschapka measures 2 1/4X” x 2 ½” x 2 3/4.” It sports the mortar board and feldzeichen at its top. Attached to its front is a Prussian wappen and gold-toned chinstraps. As you raise the tschapka you see a partial ceramic ink holder. It has broken and will not hold ink. Perhaps you have one of the latter sitting in your junk pile without an interesting topper! Or you may see one that will fit at a garage sale or a flea market. Even without a functional inkwell, it is a lovely desk piece.