Inkwell

Inkwell
Title
Inkwell
Date 
ca. 1800-1814
Medium 
Stoneware, cobalt oxide
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 5.1 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical salt-glazed stoneware inkwell with pattern of holes, slash decoration in cobalt around top, and maker's mark stamped on front.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.719
Marks 
stamped: on front of inkwell: "C. CROLIUS / MANUFACTURER / MANHATTAN-WELLS / NEW-YORK"
Gallery Label 
Clarkson Crolius sold his stoneware locally but also shipped wares on boats to southern ports such as Charleston and Savannah. A Crolius inkwell like this one was recently excavated in New Orleans.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Bibliography 
Denker, Ellen Paul. "Collector' legacies." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 176-180.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group