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Sterling Silver Inkstand - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George III sterling silver and glass inkstand; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: C5474

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This exceptional antique George III sterling silver desk standish has a rectangular shaped form onto four bracket feet.

The surface of this antique inkstand is plain and unembellished, incorporating two oval recesses composing pen wells.

The rim of the body of this sterling silver inkstand is ornamented with a paralleling applied gadroon decorated border accented with scrolling leaf designs.

This antique hallmarked silver standish is supported by four impressive Regency style bracket-paw feet embellished with scrolling leaf decoration.

The stand has three receivers; two square pieces to accommodate the inkpots, in addition to a central cylindrical receptacle.

The central receptacle is surmounted with the original hallmarked sterling silver chamber candlestick.

The candlestick has a shaped circular form with a sunken well surmounted with a bell shaped capital.

The shaped rims of the drip pan and original hallmarked sconce are encircled with impressive gadroon and scrolling leaf decorated borders.

The chamberstick is fitted with the original thread decorated conical snuffer.

The candlestick is fitted with a shaped handle featuring a leaf decorated thumbpiece and receiver socket for the snuffer.

The two original cut glass ink pots retain the original hallmarked sterling silver collars.

Each ink pot is fitted with the original hallmarked push fit circular cover embellished with a border reflecting that of the candlestick.

Such antique examples with all the original components are rare to the market.

Date: 1818


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

The ink bottles are in perfect condition.

Full silver hallmarks struck to the underside of the stand, in addition to part hallmarks to the ink bottle and chamberstick mounts, snuffer and sconce are all very clear.

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



Length 22.3cm/8.8"

Width 14.9cm/5.9"

Height 10.2cm/4"

Height of stand 5.6cm/2.2"

Ink Bottle

Width 3.8cm/1.5" square

Height 5cm/2"


Length 7.2cm/2.8"

Diameter 6.2cm/2.4"

Height 5.9cm/2.3"


22.8 troy ounces/711g (excluding glass vessels)

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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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