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

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