Edward Aldridge I, John Stamper
Silver and glass; With bottles: H. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm), W. 7 5/8 in. (19.5 cm), D. 4 1/8 in. (10.6 cm)
David A Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles (Woodbury, Connecticut), 77.01
The rectangular silver inkstand is in the form of a compartmented tray with glass containers for ink and sand, and spaces to hold quills, wax or other writer's accessories. It is inscribed as a gift from Franklin to Mary (Polly) Stevenson.