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    Default Travelling inkwell

    I picked up this charming travelling inkwell at the weekend. It made up for the fact that I saw all of five fountain pens, and all were horrible fourth tier modern stuff.

    The little bottle inside is glass with a plastic top that says 'Waterman'. The outside is, I think, bakelite, with a screw thread. There is a spring in the bottom, which keeps the glass container in place and ensures it doesn't jiggle around.

    It really is the most charming accessory and in very fine condition.




    I'd love to see other people's travelling ink accessories and inkwells!

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    Default Re: Travelling inkwell

    I have a vintage advertisement with exactly the same inkwell case in my collection:



    And I have this 1950's travelling inkwell by Pelikan:




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    Default Re: Travelling inkwell

    A bit more ancient, a Japanese Yatate, Ink and brush holder for the travelling scribe...

    Photo from Wikipedia:


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    Default Re: Travelling inkwell

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    A bit more ancient, a Japanese Yatate, Ink and brush holder for the travelling scribe ...
    Thank you for reminding me of these Yatates! I once stumbled over them on Russ Stutler's website: https://russellstutler.com/pens/yatate/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieParadise View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    A bit more ancient, a Japanese Yatate, Ink and brush holder for the travelling scribe ...
    Thank you for reminding me of these Yatates! I once stumbled over them on Russ Stutler's website: https://russellstutler.com/pens/yatate/index.html
    Yes. I remember reading this fabulous article while doing some research on calligraphy. It might interest you, that in the Middle East, calligraphic ink (lampblack) comes in form of pellets which in is turned into liquid, by adding water. Then they add strips of silk inside the ink, much like the Japanese added cotton in their Yatate.THough I believe the former do it, to control the amount of ink around the reed they use for writing

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    Default Re: Travelling inkwell

    Hi,

    fantastic find. Nothing comparable here, so just gratulations!

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    JBBPensPaper an Etsy store

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    Default Re: Travelling inkwell

    Wow! That's really lovely! Especially the swirly engraving, so if you run out of inspiration for flourishes, your inkwell will give you an idea :-)

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