Inkstand tray

LL 1385

About this object

A tray for an inkstand made in the classical style from blue jasper. The inkstand, LL 1384 and the tray LL 1385, are 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 has two containers and a central classical style column, which 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
    20 mm x 150 mm x 200 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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