Antique and Vintage Inkwells

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Most paperweights referred to as old Whitefriars or antique Whitefriars were, in fact, made by other factories such as Richardson, Arculus, Walsh-Walsh, or one of the unidentified Old English factories.

Here are some tips. This though can only be a guide to a date – it is not an exact science and some backstamps were used for many, many years. Learning about styles and shapes can also help date pieces, particularly on the older pieces from the early s when many were not marked. In the book you will find over backstamps described. More have been discovered since and are occasionally published by the Spode Society in their publication ‘The Review’. When Curator of the Spode museum I also recorded some of those used in profusion between and As a general dating guide it will help to know there are 4 distinct periods of ownership of the Spode company.

A brief description of these periods and sample backstamps follow: Pieces were not always marked and sometimes just a pattern number appears and no Spode name at all. Painted marks are often in red and marks can also appear printed usually in blue or black, although other colours were used or impressed into the clay so appearing colourless.

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Collecting Inkwells 15 Aug In the s the United States Postal Service scrapped the use of dip pens and inkwells in all its branches and replaced them with new roller ball pens. This indicated one of the major and final steps in the global shift from a nib and ink based writing to ball-point pens. The oncoming change had been on the cards for about a century, since the appearance of the first practically usable fountain pen in the mid th century.

However, even then most of the writing had to be done with steel nib straight pens dipped in inkwells. From the late Georgian period onwards — i.

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The original site had been occupied by a community of Carmelite monks known as White Friars, hence the name taken by the glass company. It was operated under the name of James Powell and Sons from to , when it was renamed Whitefriars Glass. In they went out of business. After Whitefriars Glass was liquidated, Caithness Glass purchased the rights to the name and produced paperweights under the Whitefriars name for a while.

A quick summary of English paperweight production is given below. George Bacchus and Son produced millefiori paperweights and inkwells in Birmingham from to possibly as late as Islington Glass Works produced millefiori paperweights in Birmingham around John Kilner produced green dump paperweights or doorstops in Wakefield from on.

The company named changed to Kilner Brothers in Production is believed to have continued until about Other companies in Yorkshire and the Midlands are also produced green dump paperweights or doorstops from until at least the early s, if not later H. Richardson produced millefiori paperweights and inkwells in Stourbridge from until some time in the s Arculus was founded as R.

Winfield of Birmingham in Arculus produced millefiori paperweights and other glassware in Birmingham from around to about During the period, Thomas and Noel Arculus left the company and produced similar items in their own factory John Walsh Walsh produced millefiori paperweights and other glassware from about to about They acquired Arculus in Whitefriars is believed to have made some millefiori paperweights and inkwells in London in the s and in

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Miscellaneous body features NOTE: If unsure of some of the terminology used on this page related to the physical features of bottles, visit the General Bottle Morphology page. That page includes an illustration of a somewhat stylized “typical” bottle with the different physical “parts” morphological features pointed out; parts which are often easier to visualize than describe. Manufacturing non-mold Based Body Features Free-blown bottle bodies Free-blown bottles were produced without the aid of a mold, being instead formed and shaped by the skills of the glassblower using manipulation of the blowpipe the use of which dates back to the 3rd century B.

Jan 14,  · A great help to dating wares from the late s to is that there are often impressed marks on pieces which give you the month and the year. These are usually on flat pieces, for example on a saucer but not on a cup.

Mesopotamia In the museum at Baghdad, in the British Museum , and in the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia are finely executed objects in beaten copper from the royal graves at Ur modern Tall al-Muqayyar in ancient Sumer. This relief illustrates the high level of art and technical skill attained by the Sumerians in the days of the 1st dynasty of Ur c.

The malleability of unalloyed copper, which renders it too soft for weapons, is peculiarly valuable in the formation of vessels of every variety of form; and it has been put to this use in almost every age. Copper domestic vessels were regularly made in Sumer during the 4th millennium bc and in Egypt a little later. Egypt From whatever source Egypt may have obtained its metalworking processes, Egyptian work at a remote period possesses an excellence that, in some respects, has never been surpassed.

Throughout Egyptian history, the same smiths who worked in the precious metals worked also in copper and bronze. Nearly every fashionable Egyptian, man or woman, possessed a hand mirror of polished copper, bronze, or silver. Copper pitchers and basins for hand washing at meals were placed in the tombs. An unusual example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art is plated with antimony to imitate silver, which was very rare in the Old Kingdom c.

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Rockingham is generally not felt to be a specific ware type; rather simply a type of glaze applied to yellow, buff or rarely white-bodied ceramics. Rockingham is typically characterized by relief molded decoration. Chronology Rockingham glazed vessels were inexpensive, mass-produced wares of the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, manufactured in both England and North America Claney The original use of the term Rockingham can be traced back to the late eighteenth century in England.

Dating to the turn of the twentieth century, this paper label was attached to the felt pads on the bottoms of bookends, lamps, candle sticks, ink wells, and sculptures. Triangle/Lantern, paper, ca.

Order Form Carter’s Ink Cubes This is the place to be for old ink bottles from the early s up to the s. Many of the bottles we have listed are strictly for the ink bottle collector. We also have a number of older ink bottles that still contain useable fountain pen inks which many fountain pen aficionados prefer over modern day inks.

In addition to our selection of vintage ink bottles on this page, you’ll also find related items such as ink eraser fluids, rubber stamp inks and traveling ink bottle containers. Embossed Sanfords on bottom. This bottle would have originally had a cork stopper, but the stopper is missing. Ink dust in bottle. Label in very good condition. Yellow, red and blue label with fountain pen illustrated.

The label has several creases in the center area, bottom right label corner is missing.

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Antique Ink Bottles An ink bottle was made of glass and typically sat on a desk. The writer would dip the pen or quill into the bottle to put more ink on the pen. Because they set on a desk, ink bottles were often decorative. Ink wells as opposed to “ink bottles” were typically metal with a glass insert, often ornate, and sat on a desk. The larger master ink pint or quart size was used to store ink and refill the smaller ink wells.

Ink bottles were shaped so they were hard to tip over.

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Quill pens were in use by the year One of the problems with quill pens is that a good deal of skill was required to turn a quill into a good pen and to maintain it in good working order. Zakim recently stated that “after it become possible to purchase ready-made versions [of quill pens] that were easily replaced once they wore out. Quill pens were still popular in the mid th century, and we have seen US advertisements from to An study by Bore indicates that a relatively small number of handmade steel pens FoxTutors.

All four of these men were English. Zakim recently wrote, with reference to the early 19th century, “Many contemporaries insisted that a hard quill with a clear barrel, kept well mended, remained the best tool for writing. Metal pen manufacturers subsequently sought to duplicate the ‘soft feeling’ and ‘freedom of action’ characteristic of a fine quill The earliest US advertisement we have found was received by a potential customer in The latter advertised Gillott’s, Windle’s, and Perryian steel pens.

A gold pen won a prize at the exposition in London.

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