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Sterling Silver Ladies Inkstand - Antique George III

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III sterling silver and glass ladies inkstand; an addition to our ornamental Georgian silverware collection

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Description


This magnificent antique George III sterling silver desk standish has a boat-shaped form onto four hoof feet.


This antique inkstand is embellished with impressive pierced decoration to the integrated elevated curvilinear handpieces, in addition to applied leaf decoration to the scrolling terminals.


The rim of the body of this Georgian inkstand is ornamented with a paralleling applied bead decorated border.


The internal gallery frame of the stand is embellished with pierced decorated vertical pale ornamentation, flanked with further applied bead decorated borders.


The impressive gallery is further ornamented with applied lion mask designs.


The inkstand incorporates three circular gallery style receivers, encompassed with further vertical pale and bead decoration.


Each internal compartment is fitted with a cut glass bottle.


The ink, pen/quill and pounce bottles retain the original hallmarked plain silver cylindrical mounts fitted with push fit hallmarked covers.


The rim of each circular cover is encircled with applied bead decorated borders and bears the corresponding functional pierced decorated holes.


This magnificent silver and glass inkstand is supported with four impressive cast silver hoof feet, accented to the apex of each with a ram's head mask.


This silver ink standish was crafted by the renowned London silversmith Burrage Davenport*.


NOTE: * Davenport is recognised for making exceptional inkstands and baskets, specialising in fine pierced work.


Learn more about antique silver and glass inkstand history


Date: 1784

Condition


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

The applied and cast decoration is very sharp and the engraved decoration is crisp.

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


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


Dimensions


Standish

Length 18cm/7.1"

Width 18cm/7.1"

Height 11.6cm/4.6"


Bottle

Diameter 5.1cm/2"

Height 6.8cm/2.7"


Weight


41.1 troy ounces/1280g (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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