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Inkstand: O.6-1978

Object information

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Maker: Unknown




Square shaped inkstand with bracket feet. Inlaid with silver, a pattern of stylised foliage and fish. The lid is hinged with a rounded knob.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Sir Leonard Costello

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bidar ⪼ India

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1978-07-17) by Costello, Leonard


19th century
1800 - 1899

Components of the work

Inlay composed of silver

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.6-1978
Primary reference Number: 201863
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Created: Monday 22 June 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2015 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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