LL 1384

About this object

An inkstand made in the classical style from blue jasper. The inkstand is decorated with white jasper sprigging. Sprigging is the process of making a decorative motif in a mould and then applying it to a ceramic object. The inkstand sits on an oval tray, LL 1385.

It has two containers and a central classical style column. This would have been used to hold pens and tapers.
Pens would have been made from feathers called quills. Tapers were used to melt sealing wax.
  • Date
    1786 - 1800
  • Maker
  • Materials
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9008
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    110 mm x 157 mm x 100 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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