This exceptional antique European silver desk standish has an shaped rectangular form.
This rounded, incurved border to this antique desk standish is embellished with impressive embossed floral spray ornamentation to the anterior surface, in addition to fruiting vine designs to either end and the reverse; these designs emanate from the shaped rim.
This silver inkstand is supported by four impressive embossed feet, modelled in the form of an antique dolphin/mystical fish design; each scroll mask foot bears a body which eminates up the corners of the swept base and incorporates the details replicating the aquatic creatures scales.
The body of the inkstand incorporates cylindrical bottle receivers, in addition to a central table bell recess and fixed candlestick to the centre; to locate a four component desk standish of this combination is rare.
Each pierced decorated cylindrical bottle receiver is ornamented with impressive embossed opposing scroll and floral designs, in addition to an applied floral motifs decorated border to the upper portion.
The impressive Bohemian coloured glass* ink and pounce bottles each have a circular shaped form with a compressed upper portion encircled with impressive quatrefoil designs.
The upper portion of each bottle retains the original mount and push fit cover.
Each circular swept cover is embellished with scrolling leaf designs to the lower panelled portion surmounted with an organic decorated baluster-shaped finial.
The exceptional table bell has a circular bell-shaped form, embellished to the lower rim with an applied scrolling border.
The bell is surmounted with an impressive applied vine design, accented with foliate and tendrils, in addition to a spiralling vine decorated handle.
The table bell retains the original hallmarked clapper and gilded interior.
The incurved shaped capital of the candlestick is embellished to the lower portion with applied overlapping leaf designs and features a fixed sconce bearing further organic designs to the undulating rim.
The capital is supported by a shaped swept column to a swept shaped base, ornamented with applied pensile floral ornamentation.
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