Glass ‘dump’ inkwell c1870. (Peter M. Sellars – Victorian Dumps – page 120). The inkwell is made from pale green, almost clear, bottle glass decorated internally with a variety of different sized bubbles. It would have had a matching glass stopper but this has long since disappeared and has been replaced with a marble to lessen loss by evaporation. This marble is an addition being of a slightly different shade and having reddish brown inclusions but is representative of the period. The metal also contains some small bubbles and frit introduced during manufacture together with distinct striations. The ink reservoir is made by drawing down the glass to form a bowl, ending in a funnel. Condition is particularly good having only minor surface scratches and no bruises. The base has a recessed snapped pontil scar together with wear relative to its age.

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Height without marble: 4 inches (10.2 cm) Diameter: 3 ¾ inches (9.6 cm) at widest point

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