Inkwell and cover
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Object Place: Europe, Germany
9.52 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Hard-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold. Barrel-shaped inkwell is divided into three horizontal registers by stave-like gold bands. Middle register has landscapes separated by three coats of arms; top and bottom registers each have three landscapes in cartouches on light blue ground decorated with gilt fleur-de-lis. Cover of inkwell has finial and two landscape scenes, two coats of arms.
Mark: on base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords.
Gift of Rita and Frits Markus