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A rare Derby inkstand

Literature:
See John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain, figure 32, for a related inkstand, but without the scroll feet

A rare Derby rectangular inkstand, of scroll moulded form, fitted with a rectangular lidded compartment, the cover with a handle in the form of two putti and a lamb, a round taperstick, with fluted knopped stem, and a baluster shaped pounce pot and inkwell, each with fluted cover, with flower and leaf knop, finely painted in coloured enamels with figures and buildings in landscapes, flower sprays, butterflies and other insects, and picked out in turquoise, puce and gilt, on scroll feet, 9 1/2" wide, circa 1758, patch marks



A rare Derby inkstand