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Inkwell

1971.1649 (RS118331)

Description

Cast in the shape of a kitten in a shoe. The kitten has a single hinge at the back of the neck where the case opens, revealing an enclosed cylindrical glass ink bottle inside the shoe. The inside of the kitten is hollow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868 -1933
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bronze (metal)
casting (process)
glass (material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E; Writing Accessories
Descriptive terms
bronze (metal)
casting (process)
Container, Writing Equipment
figure- and animal-derived motifs
glass (material)
Inkwell
inkwells
Dimensions
4 1/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1649
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12517

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