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Sterling Silver Desk Standish - Antique George V (1925)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: C1651

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This exceptional antique silver desk standish, in sterling standard, has a rectangular form.

This George V inkstand is plain and embellished with an applied egg decorated border to the rim.

The surface of this exceptional example of antique silverware incorporates two elongated oval recesses, composing pen wells.

This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive cast Regency style feet embellished with lobed petal/leaf decoration, in addition to tiered supports in junction with the body.

The stand incorporates two circular inkpots in addition to a central oval receptacle; each hallmarked component secures to the underside with a screw fitment.

Each vessel is plain and unembellished, with applied moulded borders to the upper and lower rims.

The inkpots and container are fitted with hallmarked hinged covers surmounted with impressive acorn style finials.

Each ink pot is fitted with a circular rounded gunmetal liner.

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Date: 1925


This antique silver desk standish is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each component has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The cast and applied decoration is all very sharp

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the inkstand, in addition to the part hallmarks to the containers and covers, are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

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


Length 24.7cm/9.7"

Width 16.8cm/6.6"

Height 7.8cm/3.1"


30.7 troy ounces/954g (excluding gunmetal liners)

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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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