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Vista Alegre, Ílhavo, Portugal
Vista Alegre Museum
Museu da Vista Alegre
Utilitarian ware; ceramic; porcelain
Painter: Victor Rousseau (Date of birth unknown, Paris, France-1852, Vista Alegre, Portugal)
A14,5 x L27 x 11
Inskstandish shaped like a brigantine, representing young triton blowing on a conch trumpet. Ink wells, lids and edges decorated with flowers in polychrome. Base of the inkstand is rested on waves, painted in shades of green. The inkstandish reflects the taste for nautical representations, evoking the national maritime glory, while it introduces delicate floral motifs, in the romantic style of that epoch. Painted by Victor Rousseau, master of painting in the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory, this object is an example of the early decorative tendencies, distinguishable by the virtuosity of the drawings, intricate forms and artistic experimentation.
"Inkstand" in Sharing History , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=sh_objects;AWE;pt;4;en&id=porcelain
MWNF Working Number: PT 019