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Ink well w/nib tray and sand duster

Object Number: 
1944.248
Date: 
ca. 1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Treenware inkstand composed of turned cylindrical body which can be unthreaded to reveal secret lower sand compartment; upper compartment is fitted with glass inkwell; threaded lid has urn-shaped finial; inkstand is covered in yellow varnish.
Gallery Label: 
This inkwell was owned by Joshua Brooks (1773-1859) who lived at 403 Greenwich Street in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group