Ink well

Ink well
Title
Ink well
Date 
1840-1870
Medium 
Wood, glass, cork, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Inkwell with two small glass wells, the smaller one with cork stopper, set into the top of a cylindrical wooden base with ogee profile; sides of base decorated with thrice-repeated motif of apple (or heart) with crossed arrows stenciled in gold; three holes for pens in top.
Object Number 
INV.580
Marks 
printed paper label: affixed to underside of base: "MANUFACTURED / BY / S. Silliman & Co. / Chester, / CONN."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group