ITEM 2838. UMBRELLA INKWELL WITH HAND
CARVED WOODEN STOPPLE, medium green, octagonal, pontil scar,
2 1/2"H x 2 3/8"D, sheared and tooled mouth, about
mint (pinhead-sized lip edge flake with no measurable depth).
American, C. 1850.
Deeper in color than most "green" umbrella inks, this
heavily whittled ink retains a period wooden stopple (cased in
soft metal at the base) that fits the mouth PERFECTLY. The bottle
is fresh to the market from a Connecticut estate and there is
a good possibility that the piece was blown at the Willington
Glass Works, as the glass color and pontil scar are very similar
(if not identical) to inks with a solid Willington provenace.