This porcelain inkwell is an newer exact replica of an antique phrenology head inkwell. Not an antique, it's old stock with some signs of light wear but no chips or cracks. Has never been used, was for display only. Has handpainted cobalt blue detailing and black lettering.
Victorian science was fascinated with the human brain. Phrenology was one of the results of in depth research. This models shows the areas of mood, data storage, creativity and sensitivity that are among the human senses that were given a defined location in the brain.
Measures about 3-3/8 x 3 x 6 inches
A decorative and interesting conversation piece for your desk. Has a well for the ink but no cover for the hole and has two recessed holes for holding quills. Bottom is marked Authentic Models, Creswell Oregon, USA, Breukelen The Netherlands.
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