Ecritoire 'à globes' Inkstand

Ecritoire 'à globes' Inkstand

Manufacture de Sèvres

  • Year created: 1759
  • Creator: Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Dimensions: 17 x 38 x 27.1 cm
  • Collection: Ceramics
  • Gallery: Back State Room

With wonderfully fluid lines this porcelain inkstand combines all the ingenuity, technical brilliance and vibrant colours for which the Sèvres manufactory was renowned in the 18th century. The two globes acted as containers for ink and sand (for blotting) while under the crown a bell was hidden for summoning a servant to take away the written letters.