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Antique Bottles - Ink Bottles

Ink bottles are unique because of their long history, which provides collectors with a wider variety of designs and shapes than any other group of bottles. People who bought ink bottles considered the design of the bottle as well as the quality of the ink it contained. Ink was purchased in Inks bottles made of glass and typically sat on a desk. The ink was sometimes transferred and stored in Ink Wells.

Antique Ink Bottles

Antique Ink Bottles For Sale

1910s Germany Ink Bubbly Bottle Embossed w name J.MER

$18.00
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Rare Igloo Ink Sheartop Panelized Base Excellent Example

$75.00
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Antique BOSSU Greyhound Inkwell ~ Glass Bottles, Cast Iron

$249.00
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Antique WALES GOODYEAR glass advertising BOOT SHOE shaped INK WELL

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HOVER QUART MASTER INK PHILA, AQUA

$145.00
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S.S. STAFFORD'S 1/4 PINT INK MADE IN U.S.A. COBALT BLUE

$58.00
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COBALT 6" S.S.STAFFORD'S INKS EMB INK BOTTLE WITH POUR SPOUT LIP HAND BLOWN

$38.00
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WWI GERMAN FORTSCHRITT PATENT DESK INKWELL 3 GLASS INK BOTTLES W PEN STAND RARE

$399.99
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Antique Ink Bottle Russian or Estonian 1910-1930ies

$12.99
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IMPROVED METALLIC INKSTAND D.A.S.

$45.00
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Antique Ink Bottles For Sale

UNUSUAL SQUAT INK WELL-Mug Base-concave dipping hole-Polished Pontil Base-1860s

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Very Ornate Cobalt Teakettle Ink.

$9.99 (0 Bids)
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ANTIQUE STONE WARE SALT GLAZE INK WELL 12 INCH TALL.

$20.00
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NICE LIGHT TOPAZ COLORED SANFORD'S MASTER INK W/GROUND LIP 1910'S ERA DUG L@@K

$27.00
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Antique Cupid with Arrow and 2 Doves Lid Inkwell

$75.00
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NICE VICTORIAN TRAVEL 3 MOLD INK WELL WITH GROUND LIP - PRE 1880

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TWO NICE VICTORIAN INKS

$7.50
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Old vintage ww1 porcelain inkwell bottle inkpot

$19.00
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Old vintage dark green glass rare geometric shape inkwell bottle inkpot rough

$49.00
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Old vintage aqua green glass two pen grooves inkwell bottle inkpot

$29.00
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The writer would dip the pen (or quill) into the bottle or ink well to put more ink on the pen. Because they set on a desk, ink bottles and especially ink wells were often decorative. Antique ink bottles and ink wells have been around ever since the dip pen and fountain pen has been used. Writing inks have been used for more than 2,500 years. As the fountain pen grew in popularity between 1885 and 1890, ink bottles became less decortative and soon became just another plain bottle.

Group of Antique Labeled Ink Bottles

Group of Antique Labeled Ink Bottles

Antique Embossed Ink bottle      Antique Embossed Ink bottle      Antique Embossed Ink bottle      Antique Ink bottle

Antique Embossed Ink Bottles

Ink in bottles were usually either labeled or unlabeled and embossed with the manufacturers name. Labeled Ink Bottles included Onoto, Carter, Waterman, Parker, Pelikan, Sheaffer and hundreds of other smaller brands. Manufacturers of ink included: A.B. Tallman, A.D.R., American Standard, Bell, Blown Pancake Ink, Bonney, Brickett & Thayer, Cabin Ink, Carters, Clarks Black Ink, Cowles Ink, Davids and Black, De Halsey, Dessauer's Jet Black Ink, Dobell's Patent, Domed, E.S. Curtis Ink, F. Kidder, Franklin Black Ink, Fred D. Alling, Gross & Robinson, Harrision, Herron, Higgins, J.B. Davids, J.J. Butler, J. Sargant Jones Empire Ink, Kirkland's Ink. National Writing Ink, Pitkin Ink, A.T. CRoss, Sanford's Ink, Umbrella Ink, Wood's Black Ink plus many more.


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