An inkstand (German, c. 1760) in the style of Meissen and Sèvres, composed of porcelain and mounted in ormolu. The inkstand is decorated with white circles highlighted with blue dots against a green ground, the base of the stand and the corresponding lidded inkpots are painted with a gilt foliate border, this border surrounds musical instrument trophies on the inkpots and a cupid/putto figure on the base in red/purple glaze. Between the inkpots is a square tapered column supporting a bearded, robed figure. The inkstand is set in an oblong metal base with a raised border of acanthus leaves, the whole stands on four feet. The underside is marked with a pseudo Sèvres double L mark in blue underglaze and “2000” in purple.
7" x 10" x 5.75"
Gift of Miss Alice Brayton, 1973.
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