Whitefriars Inkwell

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Object Name: 
Inkwell and Stopper
Title: 
Whitefriars Inkwell
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
72.2.20
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14.5 cm, Diam (max): 10.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1848
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; enclosing polychrome millefiori canes; blown. (a) Domed, circular shape; with hollow well in top; flared rim, ground for stopper; base encloses millefiori canes arranged in somewhat ragged concentric circles: red and white star cane at center / pink and white canes / blue and white canes / white and pink canes / pink and white canes / green and white canes, with four blue and white canes arranged to form the date "1848" / red and white canes; concave base with polished pontil mark. (b) Domed, circular shape; enclosing millefiori canes arranged in concentric rings: blue and white cane at center / pink and white canes / white and pink canes / red, blue and white canes / green and white canes / blue, red and white canes; mounted on a tapered stem and tapered, ground shank.