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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

1900s UK Britain British J. FIELD Embossed Ink Bottle Burst Lip

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1900s UK Britain British FIELD's INK & GUM Embossed Ink Bottle Larger Sized

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1900s UK Britain British FIELD's INK & GUM Embossed Ink Bottle Larger Sized

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1900s Germany Dresden German August Leonhard Embossed Ink Bottle

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Antique 19ThC French Porcelain Inkwell Stand With Mythological Figures

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Vintage TALENS ECOLINE Set10 Liquid Water Colours Watercolor Bottles 22cm/0.71

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One Quart, 32 oz Parker Quink Vintage Ink Washable Blue in Original Box Full

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AQUA CARTER'S INK IN SHIELD RARE 3"SIZE ARCHED SUNKEN PANELS 1890 INK BOTTLE

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1850's Antique Clear Glass Ink Bottle 3PM three piece mold

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NICE PURPLE PEN REST INK BOTTLE NO. 5 SANFORD PATENT 1891 & 1892 ERA DUG L@@K

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Antique Ink Bottles For Sale

CARTER'S LABEL FOUNTAIN PEN INK BOTTLE

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Arrow Ink Bottle ~ 3" tall ~ Arrow symbol through the word "Arrow" ~ Vintage!

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F. Weber Co Philadelphia Glass Bottle Fixatif Varnish Drawing Art Sphinx 1854

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Vintage Sanford Square Brown 296 Ink Bottle Craig Cement Bottle

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Vintage Ideal Waterman’s Ink Bottle

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VTG purple round ink well bottle with little spout cork type top Y2 USA

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VTG purple round ink well bottle with little spout cork type top Writing

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VTG lot of 2 Superior Certified Ink Cork Bottles Writing Box

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VTG 2 Glass Higgins Ink Well Bottles Writing Box

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VTG 2 Square Ink Well Bottles Writing Box cork top type NO corks

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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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