Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell

COLLETT & ANDERSON (worked from c.1901)

Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver and Tortoiseshell Capstan Inkwell

1901 London

Offered by AC Silver

£595 gbp
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This fine antique Edwardian sterling silver inkwell has a plain circular capstan* form.

The surface of this unusual inkwell is plain and unembellished.

This antique inkwell is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover incorporating an impressive tortoiseshell panel ornamented with unusual piqué work depicting the White Star liner 'Pittsburg'**.

The base is weighted as to be expected.

* A capstan is a revolving waisted cylindrical component of nautical machinery used to wind rope and/or cables.

** The Pittsburgh was built in Belfast in 1913 and didn’t start service till 1922 where her main voyages were between Liverpool and Boston. In 1926 she was renamed and refitted as the Red Star liner 'Pennland' used for troop transport. She sank in 1941 during a German air raid.

Dimensions

Diameter of base 7.1cm/2.8"

Diameter of cover 4cm/1.6"

Height 4.1cm/1.6"


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

The inkwell has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The tortoiseshell is in perfect condition.

The pique decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface and part hallmarks to the cover are all very clear; due to the location on the body, the maker’s mark was not deeply struck and as a result has worn and become worn.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Edwardian silverware.
Maker: Collett & Anderson

Origin: London, England

Date: 1901
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A3962 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 4.10 cm (1.61 inches)
Stock Code
A3962
Medium
A fine, impressive and unusual antique Edwardian English sterling silver and tortoiseshell capstan inkwell with maritime interest; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the surface and part hallmarks to the cover are all very clear; due to the location on the body, the maker’s mark was not deeply struck and as a result has worn and become illegible.
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