Cobalt glass inkwellsBy Mark Chervenka
Cobalt glass inkwells
Cobalt glass inkwells can be found in many flea markets and malls. These new pieces have both silver colored and brass screw-on tops. There are a number of sizes available. The pattern is usually a simple fluting or vertical ribbing.
Glass is thick and heavy with numerous flaws. Pieces wholesaled for $4-$8. Tops are glued on; old original caps would be plastered in. The glue fluoresces under long wave black light