Inkstand with Inkwells

This inkstand belongs to the Cumberland collection. The Duke inherited this royal plate when he became king of Hanover in 1837 on the accession of Queen Victoria who, as a woman, could not inherit the title. Much of it has been dispersed over the years, the principal part of it being sold in 1923 to the Viennese dealer, Gluckselig, and subsequently to Crichton, Farrer's dealer. The engraved decoration on this stand belongs to a group of objects, all apparently by the same hand, hallmarked between 1733 and 1741, including a fine group of pieces bearing the Hasell family arms, leading the artist responsible to be termed the 'Hasell engraver'. He appears to have worked exclusively for de Lamerie over this period.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)


Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 241

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