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A green glass ‘dump’ inkwell c1850-1860. (Similar illustrations: Peter M. Sellars – Victorian Dumps – pages 119 & 120)  The neck is poorly formed and misshapen thus the stopper is not a good fit but is believed to be original as it is the same colour, of the same period and of appropriate design. Of teardrop shape, the inkwell itself is made from green bottle glass the interior decoration consisting of random hand blown bubbles. The ink reservoir has been constructed by blowing a very large central bubble to form a bowl, drawn down at the base into a small funnel. The metal contains some small bubbles and frit introduced during manufacture together with distinct striations. Condition is particularly good having only minor surface scratches and fleabites but without bruises. The base has a very rough pontil scar together with wear relative to its age.


Height with stopper: 5 inches (12.6 cm) without: 3 5/8th inches (9.2 cm). Diameter: 4 1/8th inches (10.4 cm) at widest point

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