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Providential Tile Ink Blotter Neo Classical Portrait

$ 85.00
An antique ceramic ink blotter attributed to the Providential Tile Works of Trenton New Jersey. Made in the Beaux Arts tradition, it has a press molded Neo-classical design of a bearded man's portrait in profile surrounded by serpentine elements and wide banners, presumably for personalization.  It measures 5 1/2" tall, 3" wide and 3/4" thick.  The top is covered  in a robin's egg blue glaze often used by Providential. Excellent condition with only a few tiny flecks to the high points of the design.

Rocking ink blotters were an important desk accessory in times when people used fountain or quill pens. They would dry and absorb excess ink left on the paper after writing. A great gift for someone that does calligraphy or for the desk of an executive.

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