This handsome octagonal stoneware inkwell measures 3.5" high by 4.5" in diameter. Dalpayrat worked in the Bourg-La-Reine region of France, where there were many potteries and studios producing pottery and stoneware in the latter part of the 19th century, and early 20th century. This inkwell is glazed in Dalpayrat's signature oxblood or sang-de-boeuf, copper oxide glaze, which is laced with turquoise, a very organic glaze over a stoneware body. The glaze pools on the topside surface, a nice touch. This inkwell has an old wooden button lid. Dalpayrat's inkwells often had metal fittings, so perhaps along its lifespan of more than 100+ years, it was replaced. This inkwell is well marked, and likely dates to c1890-1900. It still bears its original oval paper sticker with the number 815, which is likely a shape number for this piece. It is in studio mint condition, no chips, cracks or restorations.
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat Bourg-La-Reine Inkwell Sang-De-Boeuf/Turquoise FR625
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