ITEM 2845. UMBRELLA INKWELL, olive green,
octagonal, pontil scar, 2 1/2"H x 2 3/8"D, sheared
and fire polished mouth, a mint bottle with a pinhead-sized spot
of lip edge roughness. Blown at a New England Glass Works, 1830-1850,
a scarce color for an umbrella ink.
This wonderfully crude New England ink is blown in a relatively
clear shade of olive green bottle glass and it is a fine representation
of the utilitarian bottles blown in Connecticut and New Hampshire
during the first half of the nineteenth century.