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Owl Pounce Pot

Owl Pounce Pot
Antique Victorian metal owl pounce pot dating c1880 in good condition with screw top head and glass eyes. This would have contained a fine powder used when writing with ink - it measures 3" tall

Pounce derives from the Latin for pumice via the old French word "ponce". It is a fine powder, most often made from powdered cuttlefish bone that was used both to dry ink and to sprinkle on a rough writing surface to make it smooth enough for writing

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£45 - $60
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