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Inkstand

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Stuart Gerald Davis

  • Museum number:

    C.172 to B-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 46, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Rectilinear, with cut away front and rear raised compartment with inkpot, sander, and seven pen holes, painted with a Chinese figure by a tree, with floral ornament, and with crossed quill pens

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours

Marks and inscriptions

No mark

Dimensions

Length: 21.6 cm, Depth: 20.0 cm, Height: 6.1 cm, Weight: 1.060 kg

Descriptive line

Tin-glazed earthenware inkstand, painted in colours, made in France, about 1770

Production Note

Acquired as French. c. 1770

Materials

Earthenware; Tin glaze

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Quill pens; Orientalism; Tree; Figure

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tools & Equipment; Personal accessories

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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