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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T3438
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1850 - 1880


Novelty ink pots were popular in the 19th century and they were made in a variety of shapes and sizes often as tourist souvenirs. The Swiss made carved cat's head was probably made for a child. The English made boot and ebonised wood policeman's helmet date between 1860-1880.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Place of Origin:Tyrol, Swizterland or Austria


Height:7.5 cm
Width:5.7 cm
Depth:6.5 cm