Today, I’ve listed in my Etsy shop Old Raven a lovely Antique find … an Antique glass inkwell.
This style was popular from the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s. It’s called a Safety Inkwell because even if you knock it over – it’s not going to spill ink everywhere.
This was an ingenious design … the top is a domed shape that has a ‘funnel’ of glass that opens down into the well where the ink will be and that dome prevents ink from escaping even on it’s side. But do you see that little dip at the bottom?
That’s so when you dip your pen in it never hits the bottom so the nib is protected, it can’t be damaged by impact … very clever. Oh, and this 100 year old (plus) inkwell … has never been used!!!!
And look how tiny this thing is! This would make a great gift for a calligrapher. Not into the pen and ink scene – how about a unique paper weight or accent piece to home or office decor.
Click on the link below to see and read more about it:
Happy day to all. – Kriss