ITEM 5319. PITKIN-TYPE INKWELL,
bright forest green, cylindrical, 36 ribs swirled to the right,
pontil scar, 1 5/8"H x 2 1/2"D, sheared and tooled
funnel-type mouth, an attic quality bottle with a nearly impossible
to locate radiating potstone at the base edge. Blown at a New
England Glass Works, 1783-1820.
Although it is not technically perfect, this truly superior Pitkin
ink is as attractive an example as you are likely to find. The
noted radiating stone is VERY, VERY difficult to find (you could
own the piece for years and never know it was there) and as shown,
this minor flaw is overshadowed the bottle's tight, well-defined
ribbing, extreme crudity and bright "green" (not olive)
glass. Best of all, it is priced to sell!!!