Colbert

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Object Name: 
Inkwell
Title: 
Colbert
Accession Number: 
2011.3.197
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 5 cm, W: 26.9 cm, D: 15.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
designed in 1924
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Primary Description: 
Inkwell, "Colbert". Colorless glass, black enamel; mold-pressed, enameled. (a) Rectangular tray with concave section for pen and well for ink. Pen holder flanked by two birds enameled black sitting amid berries. Inkwell encompassed by ring of seven birds enameled black sitting amid branches with berries. (b) Circular straight-walled cover for inkwell. Top of inkwell decorated with three birds enameled black sitting amid branches with berries.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Steppa, Elaine, Source
2011-12-09
Steppa, Stanford, Source
2011-12-09
Material: 
Inscription: 
Nos. 43
inscription
Molded intaglio (a) on wall of tray
R. Lalique
signature
Engraved (a) on wall of tray in script