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Ink-bottle set with a quill pen owned by Charles Dickens, c.1860

Collection

object

Object number (per part)

DH134.1
DH134.2

Object name (per part)

ink-stand
quill pen

Production date

c.1860

Label

This is a glass bottle inkstand on a walnut wood base, paired with a goose feather quill that was owned by Charles Dickens and used in his study at his final home, Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Kent. On the underside of the wooden platform are two labels: one reads 'Charles Dickens's Inkstand From Gad's Hill. 1870' while the other states 'Presented to Thomas Beard by Georgina Hogarth'.

Physical description

The small ink bottle is made from glass and sits upon an ebony wood platform, with a blue fabric insert and paper label underneath. Written on the original and larger label is, 'Charles Dickens's Inkstand From Gad's Hill Place. 1870', with a smaller label added above it stating, 'Presented to Thomas Beard by Georgina Hogarth'. The inkstand is accompanied by a goose feather quill.

Inscription content

Presented to Thomas Beard by Georgina Hogarth.

Charles Dickens's
Inkstand
From
Gad's Hill. 1870

Inscription description

There are two written labels on the underside of the wooden base which declare the original and subsequent owners of the inkstand.
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