Due to the indelible properties of Henry Stephens' Inks the British government made it the mandatory ink for legal documents, Royal Navy ships' logs and Admirals' journals.
Inkwells, Inkstands & Ink Bottles Archive
Clear glass inkwell with applied emerald green glass tear drop decoration, brass collar and hinged domed top, marked 'Patent, HANSA, DRP, D.R.G.M.', two small dings to brass top, German, circa 1910. Sold
Hand painted porcelain inkwell, floral decoration and gilding, two pen holders, porcelain insert, fluted corners, loose decorated cover, circa 1900, French, (very good). Sold
Red and black mottled bakelite container with Parker Quink ink bottle, c. 1930s, (very good). Sold
Unusual blown glass funnel shaped double safety excise inkwell, featuring two safety cones, with a circumferential cord groove. This well would have been worn on a belt. Not damaged, just dirty, (very good) circa 1800s. Sold
Bell shaped inkwell. This Inkwell has an aperture for a pen on the unseen side, red with gold band trim, marked on the front "WILLIAM'S INK POT, RD NO 331808". Indicating the design was registered in 1899. Very good condition. Sold