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Sterling Silver Lantern Inkwell - Antique Victorian (1887)


An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver inkwell in the form of a lantern; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU A9463

This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver inkwell has been realistically modelled in the form of a lantern.

The cylindrical body of this impressive Victorian ink bottle is encompassed with vertical pales.

This antique ink bottle is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover, securing with a bayonet style fitment and surmounted with a plain ring loop carrying handle/finial.

This antique inkwell retains the original glass ink bottle.

Maker: Thomas Smily

Date: 1887

This antique ink bottle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the ink bottle and cover, in additional to the part hallmarks to the underside of the base are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.

Diameter 3.1cm/1.2"

Height 7.5cm/3"

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