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Sterling Silver Gallery Inkstand / Desk Standish - Antique Victorian (1898)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver fox inkstand; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian silver inkstand / desk standish, has a rectangular form.


This inkstand is fitted with a gallery, embellished with impressive pierced and applied scrolling foliate ornamentation.


The shaped, incurved rims of the body and anterior rim of the sterling silver inkstand are ornamented with a paralleling applied gadroon decorated border.


The surface of the fox silver inkstand incorporates a concave oval pen receiver.


The body of the inkstand incorporates two ink bottle receivers flanking a rectangular stamp box.


The impressive hallmarked ink bottles each have a tapered cylindrical form and are embellished with further pierced scrolling foliate ornamentation.


The rim of each circular cover is encircled with an applied gadroon style border.


The ink bottles retain the original glass liners and are fitted with plain and unembellished, hinged covers.


The central sterling silver stamp box is ornamented with an exceptional and realistically modelled cast silver fox , acting as a finial to the otherwise plain and unembellished hinged cover.


This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive bracket style feet embellished with scrolling leaf decoration.


Date: 1898

Condition


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

Each component of this impressive fox silver inkstand has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the gallery, part hallmarks struck to stamp box and bottle mounts 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 Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 26cm/10.2"

Width 18.1cm/7.1"

Height 8.2cm/3.2"

Weight


34.4 troy ounces/1069g


 
 
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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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