ITEM 2837. PITKIN-TYPE INKWELL, clear
yellow olive, cylindrical, 36 ribs swirled to the left, pontil
scar, 1 13/16"H x 2 3/8"D, sheared and tooled funnel-type
mouth, a mint bottle exhibiting the expected usage wear. Blown
at a New England Glass Works, 1783-1820.
This superb Pitkin-type ink is a FRESH find that retains an attic-type
patina and features the boldest possible mold impression. As
shown, the glass is "clear" enough to pass light with
ease and the mouth is crudely formed in a funnel-type fashion.
The bottle comes straight from a Connecticut estate where it
was obviously well-loved and used over a long period of time.