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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and glass desk standish; an addition to our ornamental office silverware

SKU: A2598
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SOLD - Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Victorian


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver desk standish has a shaped rounded form.

The central subtly serpentine shaped plateau is encircled with a sunken undulating shaped border, which further composes a pen well.

The stand is embellished with an impressive applied opposing scrolling leaf decorated border accented with a scroll and leaf decorated elevated handpiece to either end.

This antique silver standish is supported by four impressive applied scrolling leaf decorated bracket style feet.

The stand has integrated hallmarked cylindrical receivers to accommodate the two inkpots in addition to a central hallmarked receptacle.

Each receiver has an embossed scrolling border to the rim.

The plain baluster shaped fluted decorated central receptacle is surmounted with the original hallmarked sterling silver candlestick.

The candlestick has a shaped circular form with a sunken well surmounted with a plain baluster capital.

The shaped rim of the chamberstick is encircled with an impressive applied and embossed border matching the style of the rim to the receivers.

The two original circular faceted ink pots retain the original plain hallmarked sterling silver collars.

Each ink pot is fitted with the original hallmarked push fit circular shaped cover embellished with a border reflecting that of the candlestick.

Date: 1837


This antique silver standish is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent condition.

The glass inkpots are in perfect condition.

The embossed and applied decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the stand and surface of each inkpot mount and the rim of the chamberstick are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.



Length 32cm/12.6"

Width 17.8cm/7"

Height 5cm/2"

Height to top of snuffer 16.5cm/6.5"


Length from back of handle to rim 8.9cm/3.5"

Diameter 7cm/2.8"

Diameter of capital 2.5cm/1"

Height to top of capital 4.1cm/1.6"


Diameter 5.6cm/2.2"

Height 5.9cm/2.3"

Total Weight

23.9 troy ounces/744g (excluding glass vessels with silver collars)

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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