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Inkstand

Inkstand

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:

    4180 to E-1901

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 43, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Inkstand with a cylindrical ink-pot and cover, cylindrical pounce pot and cover, and a small movable oval well of buff-coloured earthenware. Covered with a manganese-brown glaze.
The stand is in the form of an oval moulded pedestal, with flat top in which are openings for the pots and well. At the back rises a bearded bust on a pedestal with a hole for a candle at the top of the head. The pots are cylindrical, witha rosette to form the knob of the covers. The well is oval.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware and moulded

Dimensions

Height: 14.3 cm, Length: 19.7 cm, Width: 16.5 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology.

Descriptive line

Inkstand with a cylindrical ink-pot and cover, cylindrical pounce pot and cover, and a movable oval well of earthenware, Italy, 19th century.

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Rosette

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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