Royal Doulton Suffragette Ink Well


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Antique ink well made by Royal Doulton in England and retailed by T Webb & Sons, Collins Steet, Melbourne.  Created circa 1908/1909.  The campaign for women’s suffrage gained momentum and was supported by the Royal Doulton Company.  The company manufactured amusing stoneware ink wells featuring the face of a baby with the expression of an angry old woman.  The right for women to vote in Australia was granted in 1902.  There’s a paper tag on the base of the ink well (not photographed) that features the retailer’s details.  Measuring approximately 8cm in height this pottery ink well has no damage.  It’s a remarkable survivor for something well over 100 years old.