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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

Late 19th C Imperial Russia White Glass Ink Bottle

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1900s Imperial Russia White Glass Ink Bottle

$18.00
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1900s Imperial Russia White Glass Ink Bottle

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1900s Imperial Russia White Glass Ink Bottle

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Pre-1900s Imperial Russia Bluish Glass BIG Ink Bottle

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Pre-1900s Imperial Russia Bluish Heavy Glass Ink Bottle

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Antique Honey Amber Cone Ink Crude Handtooled Top

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JAPANESE GOLD INK GERSTENDORFER BROS NY 1880s SCARCE INK BOTTLE WITH LABEL

$29.00
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Large Antique Shear Top Barrel Shaped Inkwell.

$13.00
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Vintage Watermans Ideal Ink Bottle 32 Ounce Canada 1930s

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Antique Ink Bottles For Sale

MASTER INK/GINGER BEER BROWN SALT GLAZED CROCKERY BOTTLE

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Antique  P&J Arnold Stoneware Pottery Master Ink Bottle Bourne Denby England

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Antique Inkwell, Carters

$21.00
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Antique Glass Inkwell

$30.00
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VINTAGE SANFORD INK BOTTLE---NICE!!!

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NICE 2 OZ. SQUARE INK BOTTLE DIAMOND INK CO.

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UNLISTED SIZE MONSTER 12 SIDED BUTLERS INK CINCINNATI PONTILED INK BOTTLE, Rare!

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 Stafford's Ink Bottle. 1 Quart. Blue Green Glass Vintage

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Circa 1775 Stoneware Ink Bottle Early Example

$40.00
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ANTIQUE INK BOTTLE (Empty) Turn of Century c1900 2.5 Ounces 3 3/4" High

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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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