Inkstand card

Inkstand

LL 1384

On display

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.