E.S. Curtis' Ink - Inventory Number: CAM 353 / SOLD
Wonderful Civil War stoneware inkwell measuring approximately 2 inches in diameter and stands about 1 7/8 inches high. It remains in excellent condition with no cracks or damage and retains all its' original glaze.
The period label reads: "E.S. CURTIS' INK". The Society of Inkwell Collectors advises that E.S. Curtis appears in historical directories for the years 1847-1848 and made powdered ink only. Its customers were given instructions for mixing and filling stoneware and glass containers. E.S. Curtis also supplied labels to be applied to their customers' bottles.
Curtis was known to supply his stoneware from George Skey. This same George Skey established his stoneware works in Tamworth in 1860 and quickly became a world leader in the manufacture of all manner of stoneware containers.
Inventory Number: CAM 353 / SOLD