British Salt Glazed Inkwell from 19th century.
Dip pens emerged in 19th century. At the same time, stoneware inkwells and ink storage bottles were commonly used. They were always salt glazed *. This bottle has a wide and short body. One can place a dip pen to obtain ink directly.
* Salt glazed stoneware has a long history. It became popular in England from the 17th century. By throwing common salt(sodium chloride) into the wood-fired kiln during the firing process, thin glaze will be formed on the stoneware ranging from colorless to a bright brown color. Ink pots, mugs, jars and platters were often produced in this way. However, salt glazes stoneware gradually became less popular after the availability of earthenware(ceramics).
. 6cm width
. 4cm height
. antique item from 19th century
. there are two obvious chips on the bottle