Flower or plant brick/inkwell, 1730-1750
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004

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Tin-glazed earthenware; H. 2 in. (5.1 cm), W. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm), D. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection (Philadelphia, Pa.), HSP A-1-65
This rectangular “delftware” container was possibly used to hold fresh or dried flowers or sweet-smelling herbs. It has been called an inkwell and a flower or plant brick.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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