Perhaps representing the height of the neoclassical idiom, literally embracing both ancient and eighteenth-century Rome, is the inkstand illustrated in Plate XII.
Shaped like a fortified medieval castle with domes and a lighthouse-like tower, the case conforms glovelike to the elements of the inkstand .
In the April of that year, they delivered a ‘small knurled inkstand , a large dolphin trowel, a set of vases, a set of chased canisters, three escallop shells and three dish crosses’.
For the next few months, he went from shack to barracks and on to the next settlement accompanied by a single guard who carried his inkstand and warned the householders of his imminent arrival.
They were presented with an oak Derby roll top desk, an inkstand and a case of fish knives and forks.
She took her pen from its inkstand and opened the diary to its first, blank page.
I'm sure there were those who lamented the demise of the quill pen and inkstand in the classroom.
He would be incautious in dipping his pen into his inkstand .
He regarded the man who had taught him calligraphy with such reverence that he would stand and hold the inkstand while his teacher worked.
Thumb and forefinger pressed together, as if to urge the top on, the boy dreams awhile before settling down to the books and the inkstand he has pushed to one side.