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Inkwell

Description

Circular brass and copper inkwell probably designed by John Leighton (1822-1912), and manufactured by Elkington & Co. and probably intended as a souvenir of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Decoration depicts different aspects of industry including raw materials, business, retailing, manufactures and art products, with a globe shaped vessel for ink. British, 1851.

Museum reference

K.2015.9

Collection

Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Inkwell

Production information

Leighton, John, 1822 - 1912, Designer
Britain, EUROPE
Elkington & Co. 1861 - 1963, Manufacturer
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, EUROPE

Date

1851

Materials

Brass, Copper

Exhibitions

  • Design for Living (08 Jul 2016)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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