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Travelling Inkwell

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Reference
5916
Height
1 1/2" (4 cm)
Width
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Depth
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
This inkwell is a variation of the more common square inkwells that were made throughout the 19th century.

It is unusual in that the glass bottle has eleven faceted sides with a round brass top. Its cap locks securely with a hinged wing nut in the same manner as the standard square version. Mid 19th century.
Height
1 1/2" (4 cm)
Width
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Depth
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Period
Mid 19th Century
Medium
Brass & Glass
Origin
England
Exhibitions
The Portable Empire