Swansea inkwell, flower panels on pink ground, c.1820


Rare Swansea inkwell, with soft pink ground reserved with panels of flowers , with scrolling sprays of gilt flowers trailing around the body, the top with three quill holes , original insert & lid. Unmarked, c.1820


tip of knop restored


10cm wide, 7cm to rim


Attribution to Swansea is through the form, an example of which can be seen in the V&A (C.606&A-1935). While it has lions heads applied to the side, the form, size, and layout are the same, although it lacks the lid his one has. The feet are slightly different, but can be matched to cabinet cups that are verified as Swansea. A translucency comparison with known Swansea is a close match.

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