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Antique English Desk Standish
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Sterling Silver Inkstand / Desk Standish - Antique Victorian (1854)

£5,950.00

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver inkstand / desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU C7475

This magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver inkstand / desk standish has a rectangular shaped form.


This antique inkstand is plain and embellished with chased and embossed egg decorated borders.


The surface of this exceptional example of antique silverware incorporates two elongated oval recesses, composing pen wells.


This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive cast paw style feet embellished with scroll and leaf decoration in junction with the plain collet rim.


The body of the inkstand incorporates two cylindrical ink bottles flanking a central rectangular stamp box.


The impressive ink bottles are each embellished with impressive applied rams head masks conjoined with swag decoration, in addition to leaf and egg decorated borders.


Each ink bottle is surmounted with a push fit cover, allowing access to the original glass liner.


The centre of each cover is fitted with a cast silver flame decorated finial; once removed this provides a pierced hole for access to the contents of the ink bottle.


The central sterling silver stamp box is plain and embellished with borders reflecting those to the ink bottles.


The box is fitted with the original push fit cover surmounted with an exceptional sterling silver lighter.


The lighter has a circular rounded lamp-shaped form, fitted with an exceptional cast snake decorated handle.


The lighter is fitted with a hallmarked push fit cover, surmounted with an organic shaped finial.


This magnificent antique English desk standish was crafted in the same year, but due to the hallmarking system the components are struck with the date letter 'S' and 'T'.


Learn more about antique silver inkstand history


Date: 1854

This antique English desk standish is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each component has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The cast, embossed and chased decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the inkstand and each vessel, in addition to part hallmarks to the covers are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this magnificent example of office antiques.


Inkstand

Length 35cm/13.8"

Width 24.2cm/9.5"

Height 19.8cm/7.8"


Ink Bottle

Diameter 5.3cm/2.1"

Height 8.9cm/3.5"


Stamp Box

Length 10.4cm/4.1"

Width 7.6cm/3"

Height to rim 6.5cm/2.6"


Lighter

Length 11.2cm/4.4"

Diameter 6.1cm/2.4"

Height 6.8cm/2.7"


58 troy ounces/1805g (excluding glass liners)


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