ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885
ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885

CRESWICK & CO., SHEFFIELD (worked from c.1860)

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER NOVELTY BEAR INKWELL, SHEFFIELD c.1885

c. 1885 United Kingdom

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Antique 19th Century exceptionally rare Victorian Solid Silver Novelty bear baiting desk inkwell, realistically modelled as a bear chained to rugged staff, the hinged head as a cover. Victorian silver novelty inkwells are extremely sought after. This piece features a rare subject related to bear-baiting, a tradition popular in England until the 19th Century. Each part is Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), Sheffield, year 1885 (S), Maker's mark "C.F" (Charles Favel of Creswick & Co).
In Great condition - No damage.
Dimensions
Height 12.00 cm (4.72 inches)
Width 10.00 cm (3.94 inches)
Depth 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Weight 365.00g (11.74oz t)
Stock Code
A2897
Medium
sterling silver
Signed/Inscribed
Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), Sheffield, year 1885 (S), Maker's mark "C.F" (Charles Favel of Creswick & Co).
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