Inkwell

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1868 -1933

GUSN

GUSN-12517

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

Descriptive Terms

inkwells
bronze (metal)
casting (process)
glass (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Container, Writing Equipment
Inkwell
Inkwell

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E; Writing Accessories

Dimensions

4 1/16 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1649