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Inkwell

Inkwell

  • Place of origin:

    Birmingham (made)

  • Date:

    1884 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Herbert Mason and Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast brass

  • Museum number:

    97-1885

  • Gallery location:

    On display at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland , case HC []

This brass inkstand was designed and manufactured by Herbert Mason and Co. of Birmingham. Mason was formerly a student of the Birmingham and South Kensington Schools of Art. The Museum bought the inkstand from the International Health Exhibition in London in 1884.

Physical description

Brass inkstand consisting of a central vase ornamented with pierced foliage and raised masks of marine deities, with a sea-horse at each end, resting on an oval stand with a pierced platform and applied figures of cherubs at the extremities and sides. On the lid is a group of two young tritons supporting a trident.

Place of Origin

Birmingham (made)

Date

1884 (made)

Artist/maker

Herbert Mason and Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Cast brass

Dimensions

Length: 30 in, Height: 12 in

Object history note

This cast brass inkstand was designed and manufactured by Herbert Mason and Co. of Birmingham. Mason was formerly a student of the Birmingham and South Kensington Schools of Art. The Museum bought the inkstand from the International Health Exhibition in London in 1884.

Descriptive line

Inkstand, cast brass, Herbert Mason and Co., Birmingham, 1884

Materials

Brass

Techniques

Casting

Subjects depicted

Cherub

Categories

Metalwork; Household objects; Tools & Equipment

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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