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Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Inkwell - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Edwardian English sterling silver and tortoiseshell inkwell; an addition to our diverse ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A2807

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This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver and tortoiseshell inkwell has a plain trapezoidal prism shaped form.

Each surface of this impressive inkwell is embellished with an exceptional tortoiseshell panel with paralleling broad sterling silver borders.

This antique inkwell is fitted with a domed panelled cover surmounted with a sterling silver elongated urn style finial, securing with a screw fitment to the interior.

The anterior surface of the cover is fitted with a hallmarks incurved shaped thumbpiece.

The cover opens to reveal the removable copper and glass ink liner which is ornamented with a cut glass star motif to the underside.

This antique tortoiseshell inkwell has a weighted sterling silver base and is supported by four bun style feet.

Read about the history of the inkstand here

Date: 1903


This antique inkwell is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition, in keeping with age.

The tortoiseshell panels are in perfect condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the body and part hallmarks to the thumbpiece are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Edwardian silverware.


Width 10.3cm/4.1"

Height 9cm/3.5"


Not measurable due to the weighted base and tortoiseshell.

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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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