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INKWELL FROM A WRITING BOX, ONE OF TWO

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INKWELL FROM A WRITING BOX, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

Box- The background is white and each face is painted with a landscape in full colors in a rococo frame with raised gilt scrolls. The scenes are as follows: a bridge in the foreground with country folk and cattle, and a large house at the left, a castle on the island in a river in the middle foreground and a village in the distance at the right. Front- a shepherd with sheep and a cow with a rolling countryside with rivers, trees, farmhouses, etc. Right-a smaller but similar scene, Back-a shepherd with sheep, a cow and a donkey in a rolling landscape with rocks, etc. Left-a shepherd with sheep and cow in foreground and another in the distance. The box is mounted in fine ormolu. The interior- is painted white with gilt copper partitions and two glass inkwells each with a landscape enameled in color on the cover.

Category:
enamels
Object name:
INKWELL FROM A WRITING BOX, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Enamel -- copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire, Bilston or Wednesbury
Date made:
ca. 1770
Size:
3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.172.3-4
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973