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Inkstand

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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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Marks

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.

Provenance

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

1903

Object Place for Label

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

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)

Accession Number

2001.804

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware