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Roughly triangular in form, the stand has a shallow, undecorated trough intended to hold a pen and rises to a flat lidded inkwell.The inkstand was executed in the art nouveau-style and bears an arrangement of California poppies whose tendrils wind around the perimeter of the form to create a...

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Stamped underneath inkstand with company markings as follows: lion passant within a shaped cartouche; anchor within a shaped cartouche; the gothic letter "G" within a hexagon / STERLING / B2342." Scratch marks include "2242-2" among other less decipherable markings.


Acquired from a private New Hampshire collection by the firm of Spencer Marks, East Walpole, Massachusetts. 2001, purchased from Specer Marks by the MFA.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Dr. and Mrs. James Rabb


Object Place for Label

Providence, Rhode Island, United States


7.1 x 30.0 x 16.5 cm (2 13/16 x 11 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.); troy weight: 22 oz 16 dwt 22 gr (710 gm)

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Silver hollowware