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Inkwell: C.121-1918

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Maker(s)

Plymouth Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain inkwell, decorated with a man in a landscape in underglaze blue enamel.

Hard-paste porcelain, painted underglaze in blue. The inkwell is of waisted cylindrical shape with a splayed base and unglazed footring. The slightly concave shoulders are pierced with four pen holes, and the central circular well has a flared mouth. The sides are painted with a man crossing a bridge between two islands, the reverse with a sketchy mountain. The shoulders are banded in a cell diaper and loop and dot border.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 12.5 cm
Height: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Plymouth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA

Dating

Second half of 18th century
George III
Production date: circa AD 1770

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.121-1918
Primary reference Number: 40478
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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