Saturday, February 23, 2013

Object of the Day, Museum Edition: The Pierrot Inkwell, Early 20th C.

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Pierrot Inkwell and Liner
France, Early Twentieth Century
The Victoria & Albert Museum

A work of hard-paste porcelain, the cover of this inkwell takes the form of Pierrot’s head. The base of the inkwell is formed by his ruff. Enamel colors adorn the inkwell the whole of the piece which also features a detachable liner and a small hole in the ruff for the pen.

Made in Becquerel, France, in the early Nineteenth Century, the underside is marked:


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