Inkwell, White Ceramic ; Unknown manufacturer; 1920-1950; WY.1992.51.1

Name/Title

Inkwell, White Ceramic

About this object

This is a small white ceramic inkwell, and would most likely have come from a school desk.

All New Zealand school children would have progressed from a slate to a dip pen whilst learning to write. The school inkwells were usually filled by an 'Ink Monitor' who was the teacher's chosen child to ensure the ink wells were kept topped up. Along with the required blotting paper, this item has disappeared from school desks, with only the inkwell hole remaining in older furniture.

Maker

Unknown manufacturer

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920-1950

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, ceramic

Measurements

h 14 mm x dia 15 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Education

Object Type

occupation-based equipment

Object number

WY.1992.51.1

Rights

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