Portable ink well w/knife to cut quill pen in envelope
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 in. ( 12.1 x 2.5 cm )
Brass inkwell with knife; cone-shaped.
This inkwell was found in 1921 during a subway excavation at Broad and Front Streets in lower Manhattan. It was probably part of garbage used to fill the area sometime between 1770 and 1820.
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.