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Inkstand and Cover

ca. 1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Low circular drum-shaped inkstand with simple handle and inkwells. Painted in enamel colours and gilt, marked 'A' in blue on base.


Object details

Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Inkstand
  • Cover
Materials and techniques
Hard paste porcelain, painted in enamel colours and gilt
Brief description
Low circular inkstand with handle and central inkwells, painted in enamel colours and gilt, made at the rue Thiroux factory, Paris, ca. 1800
Physical description
Low circular drum-shaped inkstand with simple handle and inkwells. Painted in enamel colours and gilt, marked 'A' in blue on base.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.4cm
  • Width: 14cm
Marks and inscriptions
'A' (Maker's identification; on base; painted; enamel paint)
Credit line
Given in memory of Sir Philip and Lady Vickery and their son Peter
Collection
Accession number
C.18:1,2-2003

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Record createdJuly 16, 2003
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