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Inkwell

Inkwell
Inkwell
Title
Inkwell
Date 
1894
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 3 x 6 1/2 in. (12.4 x 7.6 x 16.5 cm)
Description 
Metal ink well with a base decorated with fencing swords, a boy's school pack with books and baseball bat and a large egg shaped vessel with a cat's head on the lid. The lid opens on a hinge to expose an inkwell with a clear glass liner. The lid is engraved "Charley's Aunt/ Performance Wed. Feb. 7th 1894/ Standard Theatre N.Y.", and another cat's head in embossed onto the inside of the lid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2114
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group