Mt. Washington Inkwell

Object Name: 
Mt. Washington Inkwell

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Object Name: 
Mt. Washington Inkwell
Accession Number: 
2009.4.295
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 6.4 cm, W: 9.2 cm, D: 9.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1887-1900
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Mrs. Jason Westerfield Estate, by exchange
Primary Description: 
Black Glass; pressed, ground, assembled; metal, tin. Square shaped black inkwell with rectangular panels on each side impressed with flowers and leaves. The top of the inkwell is fitted with a metal collar and knob which screws and unscrews to regulate the flow of ink. The center of the inkwell is a clear glass ribbed neck with opening at the bottom for dipping the pen. Interior of the inkwell contains a tin reservoir for the ink. The bottom of the reservoir retains the original paper label with instructions and " Mt. Washington Glass co., New Bedford, Mass. Headquarters in America for rich cut and decorated glassware. Sole Prop's & Mfr's of Darling'sPatent Ink Stands." The front edge of the inkstand is impressed "Pat. Aug. 30 1887"
Department: 
Provenance: 
James D. Julia, Inc., Source
2009-11-23
Material: 
Inscription: 
Pat. Aug. 30 1887
inscription
Pressed Front edge of inkwell
Mt. Washington Glass co., New Bedford, Mass. Headquarters in America for rich cut and decorated glassware. Sole Prop's & Mfr's of Darling'sPatent Ink Stands
inscription
Label On underside of inkwell Original Paper label with machine printed text.
James D. Julia, Inc. Presents: Important Lamp & Glass Acution (2009) illustrated, p. 17, #1021;
Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass (2005) illustrated, p. 148, fig. 8-5, inkstand no. 5 on advertisting circular; BIB# 88066