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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Inkpot

1766 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Inkpot of soft-paste porcelain, octagonal with vertical sides and four pen-holes on the shoulder. Painted in underglaze blue with flowers separated by diaper bands; on the shoulder, birds.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue
Brief description
Inkpot, soft-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, Lowestoft porcelain factory, Lowestoft, dated 1766.
Physical description
Inkpot of soft-paste porcelain, octagonal with vertical sides and four pen-holes on the shoulder. Painted in underglaze blue with flowers separated by diaper bands; on the shoulder, birds.
Dimensions
  • Height: 6.4cm
  • Diameter: 8.3cm
Marks and inscriptions
'S. A. Curties, July 4th, 1766' (Inscribed underneath)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr Wallace Elliot
Object history
London, Sotheby's, 03/06/1926.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.71-1938

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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