Silver Plate Inkwell with cut crystal jars, c. 1920. From a certain angle, it sort of looks like a robot. Modern day robots - laptops and smartphones have replaced the need for putting quill to paper, but this is a charming nod to the past that might be used best to keep those little remnants of clips and tacks we still need for occasional paperwork.
There are no makers marks. It measures 8 5/8 x 5 x 2 3/8 inches and weighs 1lb 6.75oz.