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Inkwell Stand And Lid (France), ca. 1780

This is a Inkwell stand and lid. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Love Letters.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 4.5 x 7.8 x 9.4 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside, (a) in blue underglaze: "R."

Cite this object as

Inkwell Stand And Lid (France), ca. 1780; tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt; H x W x D: 4.5 x 7.8 x 9.4 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/16 x 3 11/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-5-15-a/e

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