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HILTON HEAD CIVIL WAR INK WELL

Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 3 in; H. 2.25 in;
W. 7.62 cm; H. 5.72 cm;
Creation Date 1862
Description America, Hilton Head, South Carolina
1862
Carved Wood and Pewter
2 1/4″ H x 3″ W

Pewter and wood inkwell. The pewter rim marked “Draper’s Patent Jan. 7th, 1851″ originally fitted with a glass well, now has a folky hand-carved base made in Hilton Head, South Carolina and dated “1862.” This was probably carved by a Union soldier after 12,000 Union troops attached Port Royal (Hilton Head) in 1861. It was an important base of operations for the Union blockade of Savannah and Charleston.

WHY WE LOVE IT: To put this inkwell in context is amazing. You have a union troop station on a hot sandy island in the middle of two very important southern Towns.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 494507
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