Antique Ink Stand Inkwell Grey Green Stoneware Applied Patch Mark B 121 c 1840
Here we have a beautiful circa 1840 inkstand made of stoneware and in the drabware palette that was fashionable at this time.
The inkstand has three spaces for two bottles and a sander but none are present.
It has been beautifully modelled with a grapevine theme - the handle and base fashioned as a twisting vine and the top featuring leaves and grapes. There is silver lustre decoration giving a very attractive effect.
The inkstand has an applied patch mark to the base in a brown coloured stoneware and this features the maker's monogram B and the number 121. I have been unable to identify a maker but probably one of the Staffordshire factories of the day.
The inkstand is 11 inches long by 9 inches and the holes are 1 7/8ths and 1 1/2 inches. It weighs 925g and is in good condition with a small firing tear dating from manufacture, a couple of tiny chips to the undersides of the leaves and a little wear to the silver lustre.
This is a great item for any collector of items with patch marks, drabware or inkstands.
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