Travel Inkwell Barrel

GBP 275.00

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Object Description

A rosewood and brass Barrel Travel Inkwell.

The inkwell is banded in brass fixed with pins as a coopered barrel would be held together by metal rings. The top third of the barrel is the lid and is removable with a half turn to release it. The interior of the lid is fitted with a half ball that is likely to be made of gutta percha. This acts as a seal to the mouth of the glass ink bottle. The bottle sits on a spring which forces it up to make a tight fit to the ball. The bottle is held in place by a decorative brass ring.

The barrel is turned out of one piece of rosewood and the inkwell has a good weight to it. This is a good looking, tactile desk piece. Mid 19th Century.

Object History

ex. Andrew Crawforth Collection

Object Literature

Furnishing The Empire exhibition catalogue

Object Condition

Good. Minor splits to rosewood on lid, evident in photos

Object Details

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