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Inkstand (Netherlands)

This is a inkstand. It is dated mid-19th century and we acquired it in 1912. Its medium is pewter. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. William H. Bliss. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William H. Bliss.

  • Inkstand (France)
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2008-40-6-a/d

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 16.1 x 10.2 cm (6 5/16 x 4 in.)

It has the following markings

On base: angel in shield, "BLOCKTIN/I HOOFMANS", with crowned "X" above

Cite this object as

Inkstand (Netherlands); pewter; H x diam.: 16.1 x 10.2 cm (6 5/16 x 4 in.); Gift of Mrs. William H. Bliss; 1912-22-1-a/d

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.

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