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Rocker blotter

Object Number: 
2002.31
Date: 
ca. 1890-1900
Medium: 
Ceramic
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 5 x 3 in. ( 1.9 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
molded: on top: "EXTRA QUALITY / PRESENTED BY / TRADEMARK / DUNLAP & CO. / N Y"
Description: 
Blue-glazed whiteware advertising rocker blotter with green felt lining rocker side; top with molded lettering "DUNLAP & CO. / N Y".
Gallery Label: 
Rocker blotters were an important piece of desk equipment from the late 1880s until the introduction of the ballpoint pen in the 1950s. Blotters and blotting paper were also useful advertising tools. This example advertises the major New York milliner Dunlap & Co., located on Broadway and later Fifth Avenue from the late 19th into the early 20th century.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Clark S. Marlor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group