Glass Inkwell

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.
Object Name
date made
19th century
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (cover material)
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
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Cultures & Communities
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.

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