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Inkstand

Maker:
Peter Harache I (active 1683, died 1694)
Date:
1690–91
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall (Tray): 9 × 5 1/2 in. (22.9 × 14 cm); Height (with candlestick): 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Irwin Untermyer, 1973
Accession Number:
1974.28.165a–f
Not on view
Inscription: On underside: 19=19

Marking: [1] Lion's head crowned;
[2] Lion passant guardant (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] n (London date letter for 1690–91);
[4] PH crowned, two ermine tails above, pellet between, crescent below (maker's mark for Pierre [or Peter] Harache).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] on underside of octagonal part of front of tray;
[2] on bottom of b and d
[ S. J. Phillips Ltd. ; sold January 31, 1972, to Irwin Untermyer ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (1972–73; bequeathed to MMA)
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