Writing Set

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

ca. 1850

GUSN

GUSN-175800

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

Descriptive Terms

writing instruments
paper (fiber product)
steel (alloy)
copper (metal)
Case, Writing

Inscription

"SUPERFINE LONDON" (stamped)
"Three sit [?] / STEEL PENS / WARRANTED LONDON MADE [plus two illegible phrases on sides]" (printed)
"To / gw"

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Written Communication T&E

Dimensions

3/4 x 5 x 2 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.747

Places

London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)