• Inks
Lot 361

OCTAGONAL CATHEDRAL INK BOTTLE / MEDICINE JAR

Estimate: $100 - $200
Sold for
$343.75
Sold Price includes BP

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

OCTAGONAL CATHEDRAL INK BOTTLE / MEDICINE JAR, aqua, octagonal form with domed shoulder and round neck above paneled body and flared-out paneled base, five of the body panels having embossed cathedral window design, wide mouth with thin flared lip, blowpipe pontil scar. Circa 1850. 3 1/4" H, 2" D across corners.
Literature: Parallels Covill - Ink Bottles and Inkwells, p. 124, fig. 543.
Catalogue Note: Historically listed and grouped with inkwells, but the wide mouth suggests it may perhaps have been intended as an ointment/salve jar which saw generic utility use from time to time, including for ink, according to labeled examples.

Condition

Undamaged.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.