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Early treenware ink pot with hinged lid

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An exceptionally appealing turned wooden inkwell with a removable ceramic ink pot beneath its hinged lid.

Although it is a small piece, its creation appears to have involved several distinct steps. First, two pieces of wood of contrasting color and grain were glued together to form the bottom. The same process was used to create the lid. The dark, round insert was probably turned separately and glued in place after the lid was turned. The ceramic pot was inserted into the base, and the lid was hinged to it.

The wood is heavily ink-stained inside, attesting to years of use. The ceramic pot appears to be original and has its own ink stain patina.

English, mid-19th century

Diameter: 3 ¼”; Height: 2 ¼”

Price: $ 125

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Inventory #26266

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