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Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare and unusual antique Edwardian English sterling silver anvil inkwell made by George Unite & Sons; part of our antique silver and glassware collection

SKU: A8678
Price: £1,395.00
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Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)
Sterling Silver 'Anvil' Inkwell by George Unite & Sons- Antique Edwardian (1906)

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian English sterling silver inkwell has been realistically modelled in the form of an anvil.


The waisted lower portion of this impressive antique inkwell is plain and unembellished.


This Edwardian silver inkwell is fitted with an impressive hinged hallmarked sterling silver cover reflecting the shape of a classic anvil.


The anvil ornament is embellished with details replicating the waisted base, horn, table and face, in addition to a cast and applied smith's hammer.


The cover opens to reveal a serpentine shaped sunken well and removable glass ink liner.


This rare and unusual antique inkwell was made by the renowned Birmingham silversmiths George Unite & Sons.


Read a brief history of silver inkwell


Date: 1906

Condition


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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body, in addition to part hallmarks to the cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 8.5cm/3.3""

Width 5.5cm/2.2""

Height 7.2cm/2.8""


Weight


3.3 troy ounces/103g


 
 
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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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