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Tudor pounce pot

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The ink used for writing stayed wet for some time. To absorb any excess ink, fine sand was sprinkled onto the paper or parchment from this sort of pot. The sand was then poured off the document leaving drier writing (hopefully!).

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14th Feb 2008

Subjects:
English, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Keywords:
Tudor Elizabeth writing ink pounce quill sand paper parchment inkpot

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