Ink pot by James Welsh

This ink-pot is of great documentary significance.

Details

Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,914 ( Total: £13,980)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Christie's

Welch or Welsh had long been known as a recorded personality but the appearance of this signed piece, decorated with a bouquet, loose flowers, a dragonfly and quills, dividers and rulers, was the first opportunity to associate a clearly-defined style with the name. On the basis of this piece the Ceramics Department of the V & A were able to attribute parallel examples, unsigned, within the collection.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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