John Philbrick Antiques
Box 174, Edwardsville, IL 62025    603.498.5009


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Ceramics:  Inkwell
I have a splendid friend named Ione, who dips an elegant pen into a small jar of ink and transfers her vast knowledge to paper. The rewarding symbiotic nature of the process far outweighs the possibility of making a mess... her pen makes noise...which to me signifies the end of an intellectual process that allows not for editing. My laptop is far too quiet... and my spell check contains only a third of the words Ione knows!
This blue and white decorated inkwell has the original font. The well is decorated with a multitude of foliate sprigs resembling fern branches and budding flowers and the overall shape is a three leaf clover. The font has a band of simple dashes spinning around the edge. Continental. ca. 1730-1760
Condition: Excellent antique condition with some glaze loss on the edges of both the well and font.
Ex. Shelley Collection

Tin-glazed eartenware  4 inches wide, 2 inches tall  $850



Box 174, Edwardsville, IL 62025    603.498.5009