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Inkstand

Inkstand

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    second half 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Aspetti, Tiziano (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bronze

  • Museum number:

    5908-1859

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This bronze inkstand and cover, with a figure of Hope, is made in the style of Tiziano Aspetti, in Venice in the second half of the 16th century.

Three cupids support the body of the inkstand; the cover is surmounted by a female figure holding an anchor (Hope).

Physical description

Bronze, triangular inkstand with cover; three cupids support the body of the inkstand; the cover is surmounted by a female figure holding an anchor (Hope).

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

second half 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

Aspetti, Tiziano (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bronze

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in, Diameter: 6.875 in base

Descriptive line

Bronze inkstand and cover with a figure of Hope, style of Aspetti, Italian (Venice), second half of the 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Penny, Nicholas. Catalogue of European sculpture in the Ashmolean Museum : 1540 to the present day. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992, Vol. 1 Italian, p. 285.
Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1859. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 31

Materials

Bronze

Subjects depicted

Hope

Categories

Sculpture; Metalwork

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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