This ink well was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. This type of inkwell is also known as a penny ink well.

Writing implements, found throughout Little Lon, indicate that writing was a commonplace activity. The pens, pencils and inkwells are a tantalizing reminder of words forgotten long ago.

Physical Description

This is a salt-glazed, ceramic ink well. It has a short neck and a round squat body.

Physical Description

Ceramic inkwell, salt-glazed. Intact. 5cm diameter Commonly known as a 'penny ink' bottle.

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