Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand
Antique Silver Inkstand

Antique Silver Inkstand

1847 England

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A handsome antique sterling silver inkstand having a broad tray with a shaped edge and scroll and flower decoration. Impressive size and weight. To front and back there is a recess to hold pens and on top there are 2 heavy cut crystal bottles. The central lidded box for nibs etc has a large contemporary inscription in old Welsh script and is mounted with a miniature chamberstick (this would have held a taperstick for sealing wax). The quality of this piece is exceptional, particularly the deeply embossed decoration on the bottle tops and the heavy faceted crystal bottles. Weight of silver (excluding bottle tops) 986 grams, 30.6 troy ounces. Base 26 x 18 cms. Birmingham 1847. Maker GR Collis & Co.
This excellent antique silver inkstand is in very good condition. Every piece is stamped with clear and matching English silver hallmarks except for the silver bottle collars which are unmarked (this is very usual at this date). There is a bruise underneath the front of the inkstand which does not show through on top. There are also a couple of tiny dinks on the stand.
The cut crystal bottles are original and in very good condition with no cracks, just some very tiny fritty chips on the bases due to handling over the years but nothing untoward.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Stock Code
8006
Medium
silver
Signed/Inscribed
All pieces are English silver hallmarked except the bottle collars. Fully marked – inkstand and chamberstick bases. Part marked – candle snuffer, nib box, inkwell holders, inkwell tops and chamberstick sconce
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