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: 
Solid glass with a hollow center to hold the ink; rounded shoulders, flat base ground and polished; applied silver collar and hinged lid, marked "STERLING 2974" and a punch of a bell-like device. The back side of the glass is engraved with a view of the Corning Glass Works factory with 8 chimneys and "J. HOARE CO/GLASSWORKS" above the door and "Corning, N.Y. June 14th 1892" in script below; the opposite side, in front of the inkwell is engraved with the script initials "R.P.F.".
Department: 
Provenance: 
Flower, Roswell P., Former Collection
1982
Brilliant Miter Antiques, Source
2003-02-13
Category: 
Color: 
Technique: 
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;