A selection of beautiful little antique ink and paste bottles for mixing ink.
I love the shapes and variety of these little bottles. A lot of them are Victorian, all have been sourced from antique shops around the country and cleaned up for you, no two are the same.
I use them for mixing ink or holding a little water for rinsing the nib, they would also look gorgeous as a set of small vases - possibly for air plants or little cuttings. They could also be brilliant for holding small beads or any other little bits and pieces you can think of.
Please note that, though I have done my best to clean them up, these are still antiques - a lot of them have marks and some surface damage (though I have tested each one, and they are all perfectly usable). I love these features because the bottle carries its history on its surface. See below for any notes on condition.
Each variation is linked to a picture to show you which one you'd be taking - I hope you love them as much as I do and can give them a new lease of life!
They will be shipped wrapped in either re-used bubbles or recycled paper in small boxes.
Pot 1: Surface scratching
Pot 2: Slightly cloudy with a small surface crack and light brown mark within the crack
Pot 3: Surface scratching
Pot 4: Large cloudy mark approx 3cm in length, some surface wear