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Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver inkstand made by Hamilton & Inches; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian
Hamilton and Inches Silver Inkstand
Scottish Sterling Silver Inkstand by Hamilton & Inches - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver desk standish has a rectangular form.


The surface of the inkstand incorporates a large concave pen receiver.


The body of this antique silver inkstand incorporates two ink bottle receivers, retaining the original square glass ink bottles with cut glass ornamentation.


The ink bottles retain the original reed decorated hallmarked silver plateau mounts, fitted with hinged hallmarked covers; the two mounts sit flush to the standish body and are detachable, allowing access to the glass vessels.


The two internal ink bottle compartments flank a rectangular stamp box.


This central box is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover, reflecting the reed decoration of the ink bottles.


Each compartment of this exceptional example of Victorian silverware is encompassed with applied gadroon decorated borders.


This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive bracket style feet.


This silver ink standish, crafted by the renowned Scottish silversmiths Hamilton & Inches, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.


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Date: 1900

Condition


This antique Hamilton and Inches silver inkstand is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each component of this impressive piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The cut glass ink bottles are in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the posterior surface of the inkstand, the rim of the bottle mounts and interior of the bottle covers, in addition to part hallmarks to the interior of the stamp box cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the superior gauge of silver.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique glass and silverware.


Dimensions


Length 30.5cm/12"

Width 21.5cm/8.5"

Height 8cm/3.1"


Weight


72.3 troy ounces/2248g (excluding glass ink bottles)


 
 
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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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