This item would have been used up to a 100 years ago to store ink for writing purposes and would probably have been carried by a person travelling. Pen and ink for writing purposes have been superseded firstly by fountain pens and in today's age by ball point pens.
This item is retained for display and research purposes because of its quality and age.
This is a round mottled brown leather container with a silver rim near the top and a hinged lid with a metal clip fastener. There is small knob on the container that opens the lid. Inside is a small glass bottle (empty) that fits into the container and is covered by a domed silver top that is hinged and closes via a sliding clip.