Handcrafted in solid bronze, this inkwell is largely based on one half of a double inkwell found in the Netherlands. Supplied with a bronze dip pen (the wire twist in the image above is conjectural, your pen is more likely to be a smoothly rolled one as in the single pens listing, but do say if you'd prefer one with a twist ornamentation).


To help you get writing in fine fashion right away, a couple of sheets of real papyrus and a small pot of gum arabic to thicken your ink are included (Roman ink recipes vary from lampblack based ones in early datelines to oak gall and iron inks later on, you'll want to choose the correct mix for your impression, but in many cases, gum arabic is an appropriate thickener for your ink recipe). Inkwell approx 6cm tall


The pen will be tested to make sure it works well, but can be reshaped to suit your exact line thickness preference by using a fine piece of glasspaper (or a fine nail-file) to smooth the edge of the point until it is precisely the thickness you prefer.


Made to order. The way our order book is currently working, we open the shop approximately once a month for new commissions and shut it again once we have as many orders as we think we can realistically make over the next 6 weeks or so. Please be aware that your order may fall anywhere into that timescale. We'll always aim to be as prompt as we can.

Roman inkwell & pen set