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Inkstand: EC.6-1939

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Meissen Porcelain Factory




German porcelain inkstand. Consisting of a tray, candlestick, sink, and pounce pots.
Decorated with Watteau-esque scenes within elaborate gilt scroll work. The ground is also dotted with insects and flowers. Each piece bears the arms of Albani in gold

Legal notes

Given by C. H. B. Caldwell, Esq

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-02-01) by Caldwell, C.H.B.


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1740

Components of the work

Dish Height 4.1 cm Width 29.8 cm
Ink And Pots Height 4.1 cm Width 4.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: crossed swords
  • Method of creation: In blue
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: 36
  • Location: On pots
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Number

Inscription present: Arms of Albani

  • Method of creation: In gold
  • Type: Coat of arms

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.6-1939
Primary reference Number: 140446
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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