Ink Stand by Unknown Artist

Decorative use of shagreen, a hard, highly-polished material made from skin of sharks and commonly employed in 18th Century for covering small boxes, knife-cases etc.

Details

Medium:
Silver & shagreen
Dimensions:
38 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£850 ( Total: £850)
Acquired in:
1967
Vendor:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

Here it has been dyed green. 3 vase shaped wells fitted with clear-glass liners. Base covered with the original green silk. Workmanship of English characteristics - suggestions from Matthew Boulton's craftsmen who emigrated to Russia.

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

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