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Inkwell in the form of a monk

Figure of Monk with removable head. Skirt of robe forming the sander with perforated top. Cape surrounds container for ink. Head lifts off to form stopper. Dressed in brown robe with rope belt and sandals. Standing on blue octagonal base.

Marks

P in blue.

Provenance

By 1967, Kiyi and Edward Pflueger, New York, NY; 1967, gift of Kiyi and Edward Pflueger. (Accession date: December 21, 1967)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Pflueger

German (Proskau), about 1785

Object Place

Proskau, Germany

Accession Number

67.1196a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (Faience)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware