A catergory of collecting that probably contained the most diverse array of bottles both earthernware and glass. Ink was used in every Victorian household and packaged in literally thousands of different bottles. Among the most collectable and valuable bottles the items pictured here range from top left to bottom right from R 6 to R 70 000 (YES, you are seeing correctly... the drape pattern cone ink was lot no. 586 at a recent American auction) An upcoming section will be dedicated to inks which are named after their basic shapes i.e. boat, cone, cottage, pyramid, typewriter, figural...etc The avid ink collector is very concerned with colour and condition e.g. an aqua glass boat ink sells for between R 5 - R 10 whilst a brown glass boat ink in fair condition can fetch more than R 200.
To see ink spilled over one's clothing, many small and spiteful meannesses will be wrought you through envy. If a young woman sees ink, she will be slandered by a rival. To dream that you have ink on your fingers, you will be jealous and seek to injure some one unless you exercise your better nature. If it is red ink, you will be involved in a serious trouble. To dream that you make ink, you will engage in a low and debasing business, and you will fall into disreputable associations. To see bottles of ink in your dreams, indicates enemies and unsuccessful interests.