Small Inkwell Bottles Page

A stunning array of small inkwells has been posted on facebook over at Bottle Collectors of late.

(includes various additions of importance from elsewhere)

Discovered in the wall of a house in Northern NY state. Blown three mold construction inkwell. Suspected Mount Vernon Glassworks – Michael George

Small Inkwell Bottles Page

24 April 2012

Apple-Touch-IconAA stunning array of small inkwells has been posted on facebook over at Bottle Collectors of late. It is so exciting to see a collector post a great ink, and then someone else posts a picture of another ink. All with information! WOW. This is so exciting!. Our hobby is growing at so many levels and facebook is at the forefront of a new digital era that is linking collectors, research and great glass images. I am also seeing a trend of collectors taking more time to photograph their gems which is so very important.

I plan to add to this page and expand in specific areas as I did earlier with the “Star of Baltimore” post and the Umbrella Ink post. As noted in many posts previously, all images on Peachridge Glass, are being archived for the FOHBC Virtual Museum project.

Read More: Umbrella Inks in the News

Read More: The “Star of Baltimore”

Read More: Hinks Inks – Post 1 “This Guy collects Labeled Inks”

Read More: Hinks Inks – Post 2 “John hINKel”

Read More: Hinks Inks – Post 3 “Carter’s Ink Company”

Colorless BTM Inkwell – John April

A couple of shouldered Cone Inkwells – Michael George

GII-15 Mt Vernon type Geometric Ink – John April

Monster XR blue Umbrella Ink –

Very early Connecticut Annular Ring Inkwell – Michael George

Green labeled Igloo Ink – John April

Redware Ink, Connecticut, circa: 1730’s – Charles Flint

Left to Right – op purple/wine type tone, pink 12 sided op, op puce ink and a smooth based lilac purple that looks like watered down welch’s grape juice – John April

Geometric Ink in a spectacular shade of green, believed to be the GIII-25 mold attributed to the Boston & Sandwich Glass factory – Michael George

Bubbly open-pontil Cone Ink – John April

Ailings Ink Bottles posted by Lucy Faulkner

Pinkish puce ink recovered from a demolition near the Baltimore area. Expanded mouth, maybe a mucilage or for some other use – Michael George

S.O. Dunbar, Taunton Mass & Harrison’s inks – John April

Labeled Umbrella that recently sold on e-Bay from Burlington NJ

New England Door Knob Ink with pontil – John April

Diminutive-sized, light-colored Pitkin Square Ink – Michael George

A really old and dark Cone Ink – John April

Beautiful blue Cone Ink dug in California – Matthew Tigue Levanti

Bennington, Vermont Ink in a Rockingham glaze. circa1820-1840’s – Charles Flint

Connecticut Annular Ink – John April

1 1/8″ tall ex-Covill cobalt blue Tea Kettle Ink – John April

Blown three mold Annular Ring Inkwell (also pictured at top of page) – Michael George

Beautiful yellow green Baltimore Star Ink –

Three Cottage Inks – 2012 Glass Discoveries Auction

They are known as “melon” inks, and this one was made 28 rib dip mold. They are attributed to CT, 1780-1820 – Michael George

Umbrella Inkwell with “R” embossing – Lucy Faulkner

Warren’s Congress Ink – Michael George


George Ohr Pottery Cabin Inkwell, Mississippi, ca. 1880 – 1900, mottled olive green glaze, 3”h, ‘G.E. Ohr / Biloxi’ impressed on the base, perfect condition. A classic Ohr Pottery cabin inkwell with windows, doors, stone chimney and roof opening, typical of Southern Mississippi cabins of the late 1800’s. – Glass Works Auction #96


George Ohr Pottery Cannon Inkwell, Mississippi, ca. 1880 – 1900, mottled brown glaze cannon on an olive green glaze mount, 2 1/4”h, 5” long, ‘G.E. Ohr / Biloxi’ impressed on the base, A tiny chip is off the edge of the base, otherwise in perfect condition. The cannon and mount are two separate pieces of clay joined together. Extremely rare, we have not seen another like it! – Glass Works Auction #96

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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One Response to Small Inkwell Bottles Page

  1. sandchip says:

    Spectacular, especially the expanded mouth puce umbrella. Wow!

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