Portable ink well w/knife to cut quill pen in envelope

Title:
Portable ink well w/knife to cut quill pen in envelope
Date: 
1770-1820
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 1 in. ( 12.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Brass inkwell with knife; cone-shaped.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Maurice Blumenthal
Object Number: 
1921.27
Gallery Label: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group