Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand
Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand

CARRINGTON & CO LTD (worked from 1922)

Antique George V Sterling Silver '3rd Hussars' Inkstand

1934 London, England

Offered by AC Silver

£3,950 gbp
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This exceptional and unusual, antique George V English cast sterling silver inkstand has been realistically modelled in the form of two kettledrums*.

Each cast inkwell is embellished with details replicating the rim and shell of the drum.

The counterhoop to the upper portion of the drum is ornamented with impressive applied lion mask designs supporting an interlacing twisted rope conjoined to the lower lion mask decorated tuning lugs.

The anterior surface of each drum bears a cast and applied Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, bearing the motto 'Dieu et mon droit' - God and my right**, all above details pertaining to the individual regiment.

Each kettledrum is supported by three impressive paw style feet.

The hallmarked hinged cover of each piece is realistically modelled in the form of the drum's skin/head and bears an engraved, textured finish.

Each cover opens to allow access to the removable glass liner.

The cylindrical liners feature the original hallmarked sterling silver collar and plateaued rim.

These impressive instruments are secured to the original painted wood presentation plinth fitted with a shaped rectangular plaque embellished with the contemporary inscription 'Presented to Lieut C. J. F. Platt, 3rd The King's Own Hussars on his marriage by his brother Officers, 9th April 1935'***

The surface of the wood plinth incorporates an oval recess, composing a pen well.

The plinth is fitted with a baize covering to the underside.

This unusual silver inkstand has been specially commissioned and crafted by the London silversmiths Carrington & Co.

* The kettle drum was carried at the head of the regiment during ceremonial parades, and each drum is uniquely ornamented for alternative cavalry regiments.

** This French motto is used for the coat of arms of the United Kingdom, outside of Scotland. It was first used by Richard I as a battle cry and then adopted by King Henry V, with the addition of the phrase "and my right" to declare his claim by descent to the French crown.

*** The 3rd Hussars (The King's Own) was a Calvary regiment of the British Army and was active from 1685-1958.

Dimensions

Length 31.7cm/12.5"
Width 17.2cm/6.8"
Height 9.9cm/3.9"


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This antique kettledrum inkstand is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each inkwell, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of each cover and rim of each ink bottle collar are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this unusual silver inkstand
Maker: Carrington & Co

Date: 1934

Origin: London, England
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A9563 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Height 3.90 inch (9.91 cm)
Width 6.80 inch (17.27 cm)
Depth 12.50 inch (31.75 cm)
Stock Code
A9563
Medium
An exceptional, fine and impressive, and unusual antique George V sterling silver inkstand with plinth modelled in the form of kettle drums, with military interest; an addition to our inkwell collection
Signed/Inscribed
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each inkwell
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