• July 23rd, 2012
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This Month’s Special


Inkwells at JoAnne’s Antiques!

Come to JoAnne’s Antiques for our great choices of inkwells. Whether in a small jar or container, you can find many great looking Inkwells. Inkwells are made of glass, porcelain, silver, brass, or pewter. You can use them for holding ink in a place convenient for the person who is writing. The artist or writer dips the brush, quill, or dip pen into the inkwell as needed or uses the inkwell as the source for filling the reservoir of a fountain pen. An inkwell usually has a hinged or screwed-on lid to prevent contamination, evaporation, accidental spillage, and excessive exposure to air.

Inkwells are as old as the written word. Prior to the widespread use of fountain pens in the 1800s, people would have to carry ink with them if they wanted to write while on the road. Portable inkwells, sometimes called travel wells or travelers, were devised for this purpose. A variation on the travel well was the scribe case, which combined a container for ink with an attached holster for the pen.

Today you can get a great looking inkwell to decorate your home and acentuate your home or office furniture! There are some great inkwell treasures to find at JoAnne’s Antiques. Come on in and explore some great finds and great deals!

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