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Author Topic: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?  (Read 516 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« on: March 31, 2009, 08:22:38 PM »
I bought this thinking it was a lidded bowl from a trinket set.  However, it is very heavy and thick walled.  The interior is only 1" deep and approx. 2" wide, so may be too small for a trinket bowl, and may be an inkwell instead.  It's a quality piece.  There are four seams visible on the lid rim but none on the bowl.  Quite old judging by the wear on the base rim.
What does anyone think please?
TIA  ;)
Anne E.B

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Re: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 06:48:49 AM »
I would have thought ink well, part of a two piece desk set - the other one being for sand.

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Re: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009, 12:27:04 PM »
Thank you Ivo ;)

Would the sand be used for ink spillages or for another purpose?
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Re: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 01:17:53 PM »
Sand was strewn over the letter to absorb superfluous ink.

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Re: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009, 04:03:06 PM »
Like a blotter,  Anne. :) 

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Re: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 07:18:52 PM »
Thank goodness for blotting paper!  ;D
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Re: Inkwell, lidded trinket bowl or something else..?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 10:16:09 PM »
Yeah, much easier to keep clean - I bet the sand got everywhere!   :o

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