Heintz metal work inkwell of early 20th century arts & crafts era. Simple silver detail on bronze. Glass insert intact and in good condition. It has a small ding on the lid but is otherwise in very good condition.
Heintz Art Metal Shop was located in Buffalo and in 1912 he perfected a way to aapply sterling silver to bronze without the use of solder; hence the patent date on his pieces. His shop fabricated many different designs and products and are a highly sought after collectible. Higher preference is given to pieces with original patina although cleaned pieces still command a very good price.