UNKNOWN POTTER, French
(active 1750s at Sèvres)

Ink-stand

1758
Porcelain, width 38 cm
Wallace Collection, London

This ink-stand was given by Louis XV to his daughter Marie-Adélaide.

The terrestrial globe contained an inkwell, the celestial globe sand for drying the ink, the crown a bell, and its cushion a sponge for wiping nibs.