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Silver Inkstand Edwardian UK

Sterling Silver Gallery Inkstand by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver gallery inkstand made by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU C5859

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


This inkstand is fitted with a hallmarked gallery, embellished with impressive pierced scrolling foliate ornamentation, incorporating a shield shaped vacant cartouche to the posterior side.


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


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


The body of the inkstand incorporates two ink bottle receivers, embellished with pierced decorated dividers reflecting the same design to that of the body; these compartments secure to the body via a screw fitment to the underside.


The two internal compartments retain the original square glass ink bottles with cut glass ornamentation, in addition to impressive stepped design to the upper plateau.


The ink bottles retain the original plain hallmarked silver cylindrical mounts fitted with hinged hallmarked covers.


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


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


This silver ink standish was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd.


The underside of this impressive inkstand bears the retailer's mark 'J. E. Lake & Son, Silversmiths, Exeter'.


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Date: 1903

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

Each component of this impressive piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The cut glass ink bottles are in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the gallery and bottle mounts, in addition to part to the ink bottle covers and underside of this silver desk standish are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique glass and silverware.


Length 26.2cm/10.3"

Width 19cm/7.5"

Height 9.6cm/3.8"


29.3 troy ounces/912g (excluding glass ink bottles)


Proud Members of

International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations CINOA
LAPADA THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
National Association of Jewellery UK's trade association NAJ