George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand
George I Silver Inkstand

JOHN EDWARDS (worked 1723-c.1755)

George I Silver Inkstand

1726 England

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A rare early English silver inkstand of plain rectangular design raised on large scroll feet. Sterling silver. Mounted on top are two circular containers for ink and sand. Excellent weight 999 grams, 32.1 troy ounces. Base height 5 cms, length 28 cms, width 19.5 cms. Ink bottle height, 5 cms, diameter 5.75 cms. London 1726. Maker John Edwards.
This handsome silver inkstand is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Fully matching with English silver hallmarks under the tray and two bottles, the two lids are stamped with the lion passant. There is a little bit of discoloration on the ink bottles.

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.
The inkstand did not enter into common household use until the 18th century. The main requirement was a container for ink and another for sand (or pounce) which was used for drying the ink. Also required was a space to put quills. Some inkstands also incorporated a taper stick for melting sealing wax or even a bell.
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8088
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Silver
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