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Inkwell Inkwell

This is a inkwell. It was designed by Alexandre Bigot and Edward Colonna. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is stoneware, bronze, gold, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Alice Stern. It is credited Gift of Alice Stern.

This object has not been digitized yet.
  • Inkwell Box, 1900–10
  • patinated bronze, blown glass.
  • The Collection of Richard H. Driehaus, Chicago.
  • 72.2015.3

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 9 x 11.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside of body: [1] "A. Bigot", incised in script (factory mark); [2] "D 142 CF 10 / BO 5", incised signature.

Cite this object as

Inkwell Inkwell; Designed by Alexandre Bigot (1862 – 1927), Edward Colonna (German, 1862–1948); France; stoneware, bronze, gold, glass; H x diam.: 9 x 11.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.); Gift of Alice Stern; 1990-118-1-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Deconstructing Power : W. E. B. Du Bois at the 1900 World's Fair.

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