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Collections > Musical Instruments > Inkwell-cum-musical box
Inkwell of bronze and gilt bronze with an elongated octagonal plinth veneered in kingwood. Behind the standing figure, a clump of leaves is hollowed to form a pen stand, and at his feet kneels a child banging a drum which forms the inkwell, the lid opened by swivelling the child figure whose head and shoulders also lift off and are set beneath with a seal. The adult figure's head moves when it plays.
Size: Length: 17 cm; Width: 13 cm.
Object Type: inkwell
Actual Date: c.1845
Century: 19th century
Materials: Gilt-bronze, Kingwood
Museum Accession Number: Founders/M.Instr.40