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Depression Glass572 of 672Marigold sugar bowl?Grandmother's pitcher & glass set at least 80 years old.
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    Posted 10 years ago

    evensventura
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    can you help identify this Heavy amethyst glass ?ashtray. on the bottom it says patent applied for no 235. it looks like a ashtray but i looked and cant find another.

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    Comments

    1. Knifeguy, 10 years ago
      I believe it's an inkwell. The "blocks" in the well are likely to removed excess ink from the nib of a straight pen. The "channel" across the front if where you lay your pen when not in use.
    2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 10 years ago
      Yes, Knifeguy is right this is a inkwell. Your patent number is missing some numbers. 235 would put this in the 1830's and this probably dates to the early 1900's.
    3. evensventura evensventura, 10 years ago
      Thank yous to both Knifeguy and rocker-sd for their comments on solving the identification of item submitted for that purpose. Have a great day guys and thanks again.
    4. parrotandpitbull parrotandpitbull, 9 years ago
      Inkwell or not it does make a good ashtray? No? A beautiful color as well. P&P
    5. Imbearly1, 8 years ago
      I looked up your patent number on the USPO website. The patent number 235 on your inkwell shows it was patented on June 14, 1837.

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