China inkwell tray with rounded ends and gilded rim. Cobalt blue background with gold scalloped pattern around rim. Decorated with Chinese landscape with pagodas, trees, bridge over water, islands and a boat all in gold. Two square indentations in the top for a pair of inkwells, one with a central hole, the other with the remains of glue. Marked in gold and green on the base, Rd. No. 58009 / MANF.D FOR / T GOODGE & Co / SOUTH AUDLEY / LONDON N W / CROWN / ESTd 1861 / STAFFORDSHIRE / MADE IN / ENGLAND.
Purchased from the estate of the late Lord Wraxall with the assistance of the NHMF and donations from members and supporters.