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Object ID 1993.054.004
Object Name Inkwell
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line Gift of John R. Denny
Date 1876
Made Charles Yockel
Makers mark The base of the inkwell is stamped: "Estab. Charles Yockel 1855. 235 Broad St. Philada PA. U.S.A. Glass Mould-Maker. 1876." Also stamped "Patent apld. For" in front of the domed lid.
Description Clear glass souvenir inkwell that is shaped like the Memorial Hall building erected in Fairmount Park for the 1876 Centennial Exposition. The inkwell has a low rectangular shape with four corner towers and a central dome that can be lifted off completely and forms the lid of the inkwell.
Dimensions H-4 W-4.75 L-6.625 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions including lid.
Owned John W. & Martha C. Denny
Provenance This item belonged to John W. and Martha C. Naudain Denny, who lived near the Middletown/Townsend area of Delaware. According to the donor, they purchased this inkwell as a souvenir when they visited the fair.
Subjects Souvenirs
Inkstands
Commemoration
Search Terms Middletown
Townsend
1876 Centennial Exposition
Souvenirs
Memorial Hall
Philadelphia
Inkwells
Charles Yockel
New Castle County
Material Glass
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Event 1876 Centennial Exposition