Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ink Bottles

BOTTLES, originally uploaded by old school paul.
This is Old School Paul's collection of Ink Bottles from his Flickr Photostream~ You can find other photos of his collection and Ton's of fun images at his Flickr Photostream~
"An ink bottle was made of glass and typically sat on a desk. The writer would dip the pen (or quill) into the bottle to put more ink on the pen. Because they set on a desk, ink bottles were often decorative. Ink wells (as opposed to "ink bottles") were typically metal with a glass insert, often ornate, and sat on a desk. The larger master ink (pint or quart size) was used to store ink and refill the smaller ink wells. Ink bottles were shaped so they were hard to tip over" from Antique Ink Bottles