ITEM 7656. 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, 1790-1820.
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 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!!!