Inkwell in the Form of a Cube and Lid

Object Name: 
Inkwell in the Form of a Cube and Lid

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Object Name: 
Inkwell in the Form of a Cube and Lid
Accession Number: 
2001.4.236
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 9.8 cm, W: 10.3 cm, D: 10.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1894
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, cut, engraved; Inkwell (a) is in the form of a cube with a cylindrical hollow in the center and a cut and polished upstanding circular rim in the top surface. One face is engraved in script "W. W. Adams / Mayor / Corning, N.Y."; one is engraved "March 12th, 1894" with flowers above and below; the next is engraved with "SEAL OF THE CITY OF CORNING" around a circular cartache which shows the railway station, the clock tower and the glassworks with three chimneys with "1890" below. The fourth side has two deer in a woodland setting. The base is cut with buttons in a cross-hatched pattern. The cylindrical lid (b) has a hobstar on top and a matching cut button pattern around the sides.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bradtke, Albert, Source
2001-12-30
Category: 
Color: 
Inscription: 
March 12th 1894
Date
1890
Date
SEAL OF THE CITY OF CORNING
Inscription
W. W. Adams / Mayor / Corning, N. Y.
Inscription
Two Presentation Inkwells Made in Corning (2003-10) illustrated, pp. 9-11, 5 views, figs. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8;