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Inkstand: M.5-1932

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 17 (Flower)


Maker: Unknown (Possibly)




Bronze - in the form of two dolphins. Dolphin with tail upraised, supporting on its back a tiny dolphin, on the tail of which rests an upturned sea-shell. Dark brown patina - slightly polished.


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Oppenheimer, through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.2 cm
Length: 17.5 cm
Width: 7.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932-03-23) by Oppenheimer, Henry


17th Century, Early#
Circa 1600 CE - 1630 CE


Illustrated in Bode: Pl. CCLXI

Probably Netherlands or South German

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1932
Primary reference Number: 14047
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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