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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:British; English
Title:Inkwell depicting Sir Robert Walpole
Date Made:early 19th century
Type:Written Communication Tool
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware; lead glaze
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England
Measurements:Overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 7.9 cm x 7.1 cm x 5.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK B.14.F.40.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Label Text:
SKINNER CATALOGUE: A pottery inkwell with bright orange glaze, in the form of a hollow man's head, face up, with a hole in the forehead to hold the pen and the mouth open to reach the ink. Said by Wm. H. Plummer & Co., New York City, from whom it was bought, to be a piece of Ridgway (Shelton, Staffordshire) period 1820. Not marked. Length 3 1/8 inches. Width 2 3/4 inches. Height 2 inches. Cat. 1/4/1936.

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