Whitefriars Inkwell

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Object Name: 
Inkwell and Stopper
Title: 
Whitefriars Inkwell
Maker(s): 
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
72.2.21
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 17.4 cm, Diam (max): 10.1 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1850-1860
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucy Smith Battson
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; enclosing blue, white and red millefiori canes; blown, cut. (a) Pear shape; with hollow well in top; flared rim, ground for stopper; faceted on sides; base encloses millefiori canes arranged in concentric rings: blue and white cane at center / blue, white and red canes / blue, white and red canes / blue and white tubes / blue and white stars / white and blue canes / red, white and blue canes; pad base; rough pontil mark. (b) Domed, circular, faceted shape; enclosing millefiori canes arranged in concentric circles: blue and white tube at center / blue and white canes with pink anchors (?) / white and blue tubes / blue and white stars / white and blue canes / red, white and blue canes; mounted on a ball knop and tapered, ground shank.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Battson, Lucy Smith (Mrs. Leigh M.), Former Collection
1972-09-19