Base of an ‘Isobath’ patent reservoir inkstand, made by Doulton for the De La Rue company of London, who also designed fountain pens. This is the base of a pedestal foot, rising into a bowl (the bottom of the inkstand), and broken off at that point. The...
Aqua glass penny ink bottle, with burst-off lip; ribbed on three sides. There are two pen rests on the top. Part of the yellow label survives, preserving in black the word ‘ink’.
Greenish glass, square ink bottle, with four pen-rests moulded into the top, and with a burst-off lip for a tight-fitting cork held in place with wax. Bottles of ink of this size cost a penny and were widely available.
Cream/ white ink bottle with a pouring lip, impressed on one side ‘Field/ London’, and on the other with a stamp of J, Bourne & Son of the Denby Potteries near Derby. The item is shown prior to cleaning.
Stoneware ink bottles for the firm Hollis & Son, of 14 Old Street London. The bottle on the left has a salt glaze, that on the right a thick brown liquid glaze.
Stoneware ink bottle for the firm Street & Day, of London.
Stoneware ink bottles. The brown ones are 11.5 cm tall (with slight variation) and were made after 1895 by Lovatt & Lovatt, Langley Mill, Nottingham. They are not as well made as earlier ink bottles by firms such as Doulton, who trade Lovatt and Lovatt and others...
Ink bottles, in different colours, with recesses in the shoulders for pens to rest, and with burst-off lips. The two in the front row still retained some of the sealing wax, used to secure the cork, around the lip. The broken green one, front left, is embossed...
Glass inkwell in brass case, comprising a hinged lid and fitting with incised decoration and a caddy, which sat in a mount. From a writing box or desk.
Ground glass inkwell with pewter fitting for hinged lid (which is missing). Found in dredgings behind an old farm house.