Inkwell and Ink Manin, an inkwell with hand-chiseled bronze hinged cap, inkwell capacity 30ml.
Manin inkwell, a unique little gem of design and craftsmanship.
An important solid glass cube inkwell with a hinged cap that elegantly decorates this uniquely designed inkwell.
Bronze and glass are fused together thus acquiring its final form.
A jewel for your desk or as a precious and original gift intimately connected to the place from which it comes.
For Bortoletti, the Manin inkwell represents the perfect synthesis between our Venetian origins and our passion for calligraphy.
The inkwell is a unique object with a history of love for calligraphy; its ancient name calamos comes from what the straw that dipped into the ink was called.
Inkwell and Ink Manin
In the past, many were produced in different forms, and it has become a collector’s item.
Today, the inkwell is back in vogue for use by all calligraphy enthusiasts and as a piece of writing desk furniture.
From the pencils of our Venetian art masters came the original designs of the bronze inkwell, centuries-old symbols and customs of Venice meet with gusto.
It is from the careful choice of symbols that are the result of collective memory, and their encounter with the present,
that historic and modern design come together to create objects rich in history and personality.
We have named each inkwell after a character from Venice’s past, which is also why it is intimately linked to the place from which it comes and its traditions.
Glass and bronze blend elegantly, in these uniquely designed jewels.
Black Cagliostro calligraphic ink, reminiscent of Alchemy and Magic, so intense that it brings to life the magical, mysterious and alchemical atmosphere of Cagliostro.
Care in the selection of raw materials, attention during all stages of production, have resulted in high quality ink.
Bortoletti-Hamburg inks are high-quality calligraphy inks; the coloration remains very intense even when the ink has dried.