Old Sturbridge Village Handmade Redware Pottery Inkwell
Pickup available at Ox & Yoke Store located in Oliver Wight Building
Usually ready in 24 hours
Care: dishwasher safe
- Each inkwell is handmade so no two are exactly the same size, shape or color.
- Dimensions: approx. 2.5" x 2.5" x 2.25"
- Handmade by Old Sturbridge Village potters
History: The inkwell was a small jar or container made of various materials — such as porcelain, silver, pewter, brass or another metal — which held ink for writers to dip their quills or pens into when scribing a note or letter. The earliest forms of inkwells date back to the times of Ancient Egypt, where wealthy families hired writers called scribes to write their missives for them. These early inkwells were stones with round holes that held the ink.