Antique ink bottle set excavated from County Durham in the English countryside. The taller ink bottle was used to store ink, whereas the small inkwell was used for dipping quill pens when writing.
No hallmarks. Chipped and weathered from being buried.
Ink bottle: 19 cm tall x 8 cm wide, 683 grams Inkwell: 6 cm tall x 4.2 cm wide, 87 grams
This inkwell was excavated by the old Cox Green schoolhouse where it was once used daily by Victorian children. The school was built during the 1880s and ran by a headmaster named Mr. Potts. The larger ink bottle was found in the affluent village of East Boldon, just behind Front Street, which was a thoroughfare of business in same time period.