Engraved Inkwell

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Object Name: 
Engraved Inkwell
Accession Number: 
2003.4.4
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 13.2 cm, W: 11.4 cm, D: 11.4 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1892
Primary Description: 
Engraved Inkwell. Colorless glass; blown, tooled, ground, engraved, assembled; silver. Large, square inkwell with a hinged silver lid and collar. Body decorated with initials "RPF" on one side and a depiction of the J. Hoare cutting shop with Corning Glass Works buildings in the background.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Flower, Roswell P., Former Collection
1892
David Lackey Antiques & Art, Former Collection
2003-01-18
Brilliant Miter Antiques, Source
2003-02-13
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Corning, N.Y. June 14th 1892
Inscription
Engraved On one side of inkwell Image of buildings with smoke stacks, one of the buildings says "J. Hoare & Co./ Glassware", below the scene is the calligraphy type text.
RPF
Inscription
Engraved On one side of inkwell Initials "RPF" written in script with decorative feathering at edges.
J. HOARE CO/GLASSWORKS
Inscription
Engraved The back side of the glass above the door engraved with a view of the Corning Glass Works factory with 8 chimneys
JK 4725
Label
Blue pen On one side Small white rectangular sticker with blue text
STERLING 2974
Mark
on lid
Recent Important Acquisitions, 46 (2004) illustrated, pp. 222-223, #22; BIB# AI69240
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2003 (2004) illustrated, p. 39; BIB# AI93746
Two Presentation Inkwells Made in Corning (2003-10) illustrated, pp. 8-9, cover, 3 views, figs. 1, 2, 3;
Governor Flower in the City (1892-06-15) p. 8;