Inkwell depicting Sir Robert Walpole, early 19th century
Ceramic; earthenware; lead glaze
Overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 7.9 cm x 7.1 cm x 5.2 cm
Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
MH SK B.14.F.40.1
SKINNER CATALOGUE: A pottery inkwell with bright orange glaze, in the form of a hollow man's head, face up, with a hole in the forehead to hold the pen and the mouth open to reach the ink. Said by Wm. H. Plummer & Co., New York City, from whom it was bought, to be a piece of Ridgway (Shelton, Staffordshire) period 1820. Not marked. Length 3 1/8 inches. Width 2 3/4 inches. Height 2 inches. Cat. 1/4/1936.