Inkstand

LL 1384

Part of

Wedgwood collection

A selection of objects from our collection of the finest Wedgwood jasperware in the world.

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
    Wedgwood
  • Materials
    Jasperware
  • 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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