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This inkstand stand belongs to a group associated with the leading bronze-mount manufacturer of the Georgian era Alexis Decaix and closely relates to a yew wood example acquired by the Prince of Wales, later George IV. The design of the mounts has strong affinities with the engravings...

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Provenance

Late 1980s, H. Blairman and Sons, London. Acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English, 1803

Dimensions

Length x width: 31.8 x 26.7 cm (12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1039

Medium or Technique

Gilt and patinated bronze; wood

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Decorative arts