Ceramic paperweight used by Charles Dickens in his study at Gad’s Hill Place; glazed white ceramic with 2 green leaves & gold Gothic initials ‘CD’. Base & sides lined with worn maroon felt.
Initials CD: mentioned in a letter by Dickens to the giver, Mary Cowden Clarke. Dickens remains an important influence over how people see Kent today.
Bequeathed by Dickens to Percy Fitzgerald. Given to Dickens by Mrs Cowden Clarke (writer). Dickens says, “I have a reminder of you always before me. On my desk stand two green leaves, which I every morning station in their evergreen place at my elbow…They are with me through the four seasons’.
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