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.