1965T3432 Inkstand/ Pen Tray/ Pen Holder, 1840-60 Carved by William Gibbs Rogers Social History - Pinto Collection - Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965
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.