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Grand Antique English Sterling Silver Inkwell - London 1899


£1,195 | $1,509 USD | €1,372 EUR
Item Number: SA274270
Date of manufacture: 1890
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Puckerings
This antique has been viewed 31 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


A really magnificent inkwell or inkstand, the tray made from a hefty piece of English sterling silver, beautifully shaped with a highly decorative pierced or reticulated gallery.
Standing on three feet, the front of the stand has a double pen rest, in a complimentary design to the feet.
The centre houses a large glass inkwell with a cut star-cut underside mounted with a sterling silver collar and hinged lid. The top is beautifully embossed with a rural scene featuring Gentleman Farmer or Land Owner inspecting the harvest.
Having been retailed by Searle & Co. of 78 & 79 Lombard Street, London, which is in the City of London (Financial District) it was possibly commissioned for a wealthy land owner or a wealthy City Broker. The underside is signed by the retailer.
The inside of the inkwell had a replacement tatty ceramic ink chamber which I discarded at it wasn't fitting. We had our artisan glass maker create a custom liner to fit perfectly.
A splendid and grand piece of Victorian silver. The tray measures 8 1/2" x 7" and standing 3 1/2" at rear. The glass inkwell has a base diameter measuring 4 1/4" in diameter.
The silver is fully hallmarked for London 1899 with the silversmith's initials, for John Grinsell & Sons.
Item ID: 35556
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1890.

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