Made by De Grieksche A (The Greek A), Delft,, 1657 - 1818. Under Pieter Kocx, active at De Grieksche A (The Greek A) 1701-3, or his widow, Johanna Kocx-van der Heul, active at De Grieksche A (The Greek A) 1701-22.
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This inkstand is equipped with a candleholder in the center and compartments for ink, feather quills, and a sand shaker that is used to stop ink from spreading. It is elaborately decorated in the Chinese style. The border, extending around all four sides, displays chrysanthemums and leaves made in the reserve technique, in which the background---rather than the motif---is painted.