ITEM 2877. PITKIN-TYPE INKWELL, clear
olive green, conical, 36 ribs swirled to the left, pontil scar,
1 9/16"H x 2 1/4"D, sheared and tooled mouth, about
mint (several small, shallow body flakes). Blown at a New England
Glass Works, 1790-1820, scarce.
With its "cut your finger" ribbing and perfect form,
this wonderful little Pitkin inkwell stands proud as a superior
example of its type. The discriminating collector will also note
that the piece is blown in a particularly clear shade of olive
green bottle glass that enables the piece to pass light with
EASE. The noted body flakes are no greater than skin deep and
not much larger than a pinhead - they are the result of natural
wear and thus we do not consider them as damage. The bottle is
otherwise perfect and the piece remains a startlingly fine example
of early glass.