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Inkwells68 of 1941870 Staffordshire quill holder ( swan family )Antique French 1850's Inkwell with Matching candlestands.
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Leila007
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    Purchased at an Estate Sale from a family that traveled to Europe on steam ships and were very weathy originally from Massachusetts.

    It is very solid and heavy. Each lid of the inkwell has a tiny Griffin on it.

    Question on side is for the ink... What's the other side for?

    I unscrewed the internal top and pulled out a cylinder made of glass. Both inkwells look identical.

    It's very cool and I placed it on an antique Plantation desk I aquired from savannah.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    Thank you

    Leila

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    Comments

    1. bananapeel, 5 years ago
      Could the other side be for sand? I seem to remember that people used to sprinkle sand on the ink to help it dry.
    2. Leila007, 5 years ago
      Sand? That's a new one. I really am going to look into it because it is the first inkwell I own but I could see that there are many very interesting styles. I don't know what I have for sure but I am thrilled to have it sitting on my antique desk. Thank you for your response.
      Leila
    3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Different color of ink.

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