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The rectangular inkstand rests on four cast scrolled feet. It has straight sides, formed from rectangular sections of sheet, pierced with geometric fretwork. The flat base is secured by a hammered flange to the vertical sides of the inkstand. Square compartments defined by similar pierced panels...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on stand, the motto of Lyttleton quartering Westcote, Talbot, and Beaufort, impaling Rich, for Sir George Lyttleton, fifth Baronet, as first Baron Lyttleton of Frankley, co Worcester (1709-1773) and his second wife, Elizabeth, (1716-1795) daughter of Sir Rober Rich of Roos Hall, co. Suffolk.

Marks

On underside, date letter A; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark EA with I above and S below (Grimwade 528) .

Provenance

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 8, 1976)

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean

English (London), 1756–57

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

6.8 x 17 x 9.2 cm (2 11/16 x 6 11/16 x 3 5/8 in.) Weight: 388.4 gm (12 oz 10 dwt)

Accession Number

1976.662a-c

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver