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American Sterling Silver Inkwell

  • New Jersey, circa 1910 by William B. Kerr and Company
  • Dimensions: 3 inches tall, 7 3/4 inches length

The inkwell is a small jar, often made of glass, porcelain, brass, or pewter which contains ink for an artist or writer to dip their brush, quill or pen into. An inkwell usually has a hinged lid to prevent evaporation and spillage.

A handsome Edwardian Antique Crystal and Sterling Silver Inkwell which conjures memories of a time when letter writing was an art and people waited for letters from loved ones with anticipation. This is a well executed inkwell quite simple and elegant in design having a hinged silver lid and clear transparent crystal. One of the attributes that is quite appealing regarding this inkwell is that there is resting space for a pen.

William B. Kerr and Company was well regarded for Art Nouveau jewelry, holloware, and vanity items. Eventually his company was absorbed into Gorham in 1927.

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