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Inkstand with Inkwell


Inkstand with Inkwell
by Shaw & Berry Co.
Sterling silver, cut glass, 1901
Overall measurement
      Height: 11.5 inches  (29.2 cm)
      Width:  8.25 inches  (21 cm)
      Depth: 2 inches  (5.1 cm)
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
Cat. no. 57.00007.001
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.