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Inkstand / Pen Tray / Pen Holder

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T3432
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1840 c - 1860 c

Maker Information

Attributed to:W G Rogers - View biography for W G Rogers


This ink stand was carved by William Gibbs Rogers (1792-1875) for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He has used lime wood, which is soft and easy to carve. Rogers was one of the most prominent wood carvers in Victorian England. His work can be seen in a number of churches and public buildings including St. Paul's Cathedral and the House of Lords.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Place of Origin:England


Height:10.7 cm
Width:38 cm
Depth:28 cm