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Writing Stand

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T5516
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1835 - 1850

Maker Information

Maker:Edmund Nye - View biography for Edmund Nye


Inkstand made by Edmund Nye, one of the leading manufacturers of Tunbridgeware, between 1835 and 1850. The pattern was formed by glueing together a block of sticks of different woods, and then cutting it into thin slices which were glued on to a wooden carcass. Geometric patterns were popular on many pieces during this period. This piece contains almost 46,000 tesserae and is a fine example of end grain mosaic.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Place of Origin:Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England


Height:5.3 cm
Width:30.1 cm
Depth:21.1 cm