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Inkstand with Inkwell

TitleInkstand with Inkwell
Artist/MakerShaw & Berry Co.
MediumSterling silver, cut glass
Dimensions h. 11.5 x  w. 8.25 x  d. 2 in. ( h. 29.2 x  w. 21 x  d. 5.1 cm)
Credit LineU.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number57.00007.001

  • Object Description
  • This inkstand was purchased in 1901 for use by the presiding officer of the Senate. Photographs of the Senate Chamber show the inkstand in use as late as 1954.
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
  • Stamp (centered on bottom of inkstand): SHAW & BERRY CO. / STERLING / [makers mark] / S4954; and (engraved between wells for inkwell and sander) United States / Senate Chamber / 1901