A So Smart little INK WELL in form of a miniature CURLING STONE beautifully fashioned in granite with brass lid, silver plated surround, and inner ceramic ink well. As ink nib pens were mainly replaced by ball points from around the 1950's we think this item dates to the early 1900's. Measures 2 1/2" 2 1/2". Curling is one of the world's oldest team sports, originated in the 16th century in Scotland, where games were played during winter on frozen ponds and lochs. The earliest-known curling stones came from the Scottish regions of Stirling and Perth and date from 1511. A curling stone, the puck used in curling, is made of granite.... it is blue hone granite that can be found only off the coast of Scotland on an island known as Alisa Craig. Although blue hone is the first choice of top curling teams, Alisa Craig Common Green is the second choice. Thick pieces of granite from the island are cut and polished into pucks that weigh between 38 and 44 pounds. The World Curling Federation (WCF) uses only stones from Alisa Craig granite.
At Molloy's MEGA ANTIQUES CENTRE, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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