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This antique inkwell is encompassed with a fine and impressive silver mount embellished with chased decoration reproducing the features of the buffalo’s fur.
The inkwell is fitted with a plain, flush hinged hallmarked cover surmounted with an elevated escutcheon supported by a curved bracket and displaying a chased decorated ornament modelled in the form of a head of a water buffalo.
The cover opens to reveal the removable glass ink liner.
The hallmarks to the cover of this impressive inkwell include:
Maker’s mark: Barton (Barton, Son & Co)
Silver quality/purity mark: silver
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The natural hoof is in excellent condition, in keeping with age.
The chased decoration is very sharp.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.
Origin: Ootacamund, India
Date: Circa 1890
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear