3 Ink wells in ink well holder; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.503


3 Ink wells in ink well holder

About this object

3 Ink wells in ink well holder with 1891 written on the underside of the wooden pen holder. This consists of a metal handle with stand at one end and 2 prongs at other which has wooden varnished tray attached. Tray has grooves for sitting pens on and below is attached a metal piece with three rings which swivel around or screw. Tray has a semi circular cut out so that ink-well being used can be removed while other 2 wells are under tray. Each ink well is made from glass in a plant pot shape. The rim at top is wider than base so it will sit in the holder. The lid of each inkwell sits into the bottom and has a hole in the middle to dip the pen in.


Unknown maker

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Medium and Materials



a. H 62mm x L 245mm x W 107mm
b-d. Dia 50mm x H 45mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Writing equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Ink well

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Writing equipment

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