Glass Inkwell

Glass Inkwell

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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
place made
United States
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Pope Meigs, Jr.
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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