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Writing Set

Description

Writing set including three red-orange pieces of sealing wax, two black pieces of sealing wax, two metal wells with copper tops (one well with lid, one well with perforated top), one wood pencil with metal fasteners. Five metal quill tips, and a menagerie of colored circles of dried ink. All housed in a paper box with two multi-colored birds painted on top and blue board with gold stamping on sides.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Inscriptions
"SUPERFINE LONDON" (stamped)
"Three sit [?] / STEEL PENS / WARRANTED LONDON MADE [plus two illegible phrases on sides]" (printed)
"To / gw"
Material
copper (metal)
paper (fiber product)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Case, Writing
copper (metal)
paper (fiber product)
steel (alloy)
writing instruments
Dimensions
3/4 x 5 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.747
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
175800

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