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Sterling Silver Inkstand - Antique Victorian (1899)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver inkstand by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver inkstand has a semi-circular form.


This inkstand is fitted with a fine and impressive deep gallery to the posterior curved edge, embellished with impressive pierced scrolling foliate ornamentation.


The shaped, incurved rim of the body of the gallery is further ornamented with a paralleling applied gadroon decorated border.


The stand has an integrated, cylindrical sunken receiver to accommodate the original inkpot.


This antique Victorian silver inkstand is supported by three impressive incurved cast sterling silver bracket style feet.


The original glass inkpot has a circular swept form and is ornamented with panelled cut glass ornamentation in addition to an impressive star motif.


The ink bottle retains the original plain hallmarked silver cylindrical mount fitted with hinged hallmarked covers.


This silver ink standish, crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd, is a highly desirable size and shape.


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Date: 1899

Condition


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

The inkstand has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The pierced and applied decoration is all very sharp.

The ink bottle is in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the inkstand and bottle mount, in addition to part hallmarks to the inkpot cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length of stand 23.5cm/9.3"

Width of stand 17.3cm/6.8"

Height of stand 8.7cm/3.4"

Width of inkpot 9.7cm/3.8"

Height of inkpot 6.5cm/2.6"


Weight


16.8 troy ounces/522g (excluding glass inkpot)


 
 
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