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Sterling Silver Cricket Inkwell - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Edwardian English sterling silver and cricket ball inkwell; an addition to our diverse ornamental silverware collection

SKU: C5322

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Sterling Silver Cricket Inkwell - Antique Edwardian


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver inkstand has a plain rectangular shaped form.

The surface of this impressive Birmingham silver inkstand is plain and fitted to either end with a pen rest/stand, realistically modelled in the form of baluster shaped cricket bails.

The upper plateau features a protruding shaped plateau to the posterior surface, supporting an impressive and unusual cricket ball inkwell.

The inkwell retains the original red leather cricket ball* covering, incorporating all the details of the stitching; it can be assumed this was a ball used to take the ten wickets.

This antique inkwell is fitted with a hallmarked domed hinged cover with incurved shaped thumbpiece to the anterior edge.

The cover opens to reveal the removable glass ink liner.

The cricket ball inkwell sits adjacent to an applied presentation plaque, ornamented with the engraved inscription 'A. H. Green, from H. C. Holden, 10 wickets, Highbury v Moorgreen, 8th June 1907'; this engraving could be professionally erased upon request.

The chamfered rim of the stand is embellished with an applied floral and reed decorated border.

This antique inkwell is supported by four bun style feet.

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Date: 1907


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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover and mount are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Edwardian silverware.


Length 19.5cm/7.7"

Width 14.8cm/5.8"

Height 8.8cm/3.5"


13.3 troy ounces/413g (including leather covering)

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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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