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SOLD - Blown Glass and Sterling Silver Inkwell - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive, large antique Victorian blown glass and English sterling silver mounted inkwell; part of our antique silver and glassware collection

SKU: A1041
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SOLD - Blown Glass and Sterling Silver Inkwell - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Blown Glass and Sterling Silver Inkwell - Antique Victorian


This fine antique Victorian English sterling silver mounted, blown glass inkwell has a square form.

The shaped body of this glass inkwell is embellished with convex fluted style ornamentation in a swirl design.

The neck of the inkwell is encircled with an impressive silver mount and fitted with a circular rounded hinged hallmarked sterling silver cover.

The cover is encircled with embossed convex fluted decoration, reflecting the design to the body and incorporates a circular vacant cartouche to the upper portion.

The cover opens to reveal the removable glass ink liner.

The impressive glass body of this inkwell is ornamented with a star cut motif to the underside.

This impressive inkwell was crafted by the London silversmiths William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman of Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.

Date: 1894


This antique silver and glass inkwell is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The glass body is in perfect condition.

The embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the mount are clear, in keeping with age.

The part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian glassware.


Width 9.8cm/3.9" square

Diameter of cover 6.9cm/2.7"

Height to top of cover 11.8cm/4.6"

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