Overall: 5 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 13.3 x 6.4 cm )
Cylindrical stoneware ink bottle with cylindrical neck with white slip on exterior and brownish glaze with incised marks and paper label.
incised: in rectangle on side: "WRITING/BLACK [in circle] [illeg.] STATION [illeg.] FLUID/INK/NEW-YORK" printed: on paper label: "WRITING/[in circle] FELT STATIONERS HALL [on coat of arms] ESSE QUAM VIDERE/BLACK FLUID/[illeg.] Quill or Steel Pen/INK/[illeg.] flows as free as the blue fluids, possessing/their durability without their corrosive properties,/None are genuine without the Arms or Felt Station/ers Hall, on each Bottle, Seal, & Label./NEW-YORK"
David Felt, stationer, was listed in NYC directories from 1827 to 1835; Willard Felt & Co., stationers, were listed from 1835 to 1887.
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