Glass Inkwell

Description
This is a square, clear glass inkwell. It held ink most likely used with a quill or other type of writing implement that was dipped into the ink for writing purposes.
date made
19th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (cover material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 4.445 cm x 4.1275 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.67.0749A
catalog number
67.0749A
accession number
248268
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.
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Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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