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Travelling Inkwell


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Subcategory: Desk Items

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.

  • Dimensions:
    H 4cm x W 4.5cm x D 4.5cm
    H 1.45" x W 1.65" x D 1.65"

  • Period: Mid 19th Century
  • Medium: Brass & Glass
  • Country: England
  • Exhibition: The Portable Empire
  • Reference Number: 5916