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A Fine Country House Ink Well In The Form Of A Deers Hoof


£475 | $576 USD | €550 EUR
Item Number: SA696383
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Robert Belcher Antiques
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This rather quirky item was made from the hoof of a deer from the county estate in Herefordshire of Stoke Edith.
It has been fully mounted and turned into a desk inkwell with gilt brass mounts and a hinged lid with the inscription: Stoke Edith Cleopatra - died April 8th, 1912.
This has been finely hand engraved within a foliate decorative design.
Here is some information about Stoke Edith:
In 1670 Stoke Edith was purchased from the trustees of Sir Henry Lingen by Thomas Foley of Great Witley, the head of the greatest iron-founding family in the West Midlands, for his second son, Paul. During the time of Paul Foley (d 1699), who was elected MP in 1679, the estate was enlarged and the house rebuilt. The estate was inherited in 1737 by Thomas Lord Foley, who three years later rebuilt the church adjoining the house. Later it passed to the Hon Edward Foley, who in 1790 set about improving Stoke Edith, employing, and introducing for the first time, the landscape architect Humphry Repton (1752-1818) and the architect John Nash (1752-1835), who were later to work in partnership. The site remains (1997) in private hands.
Robert Belcher Antiques is a high quality antiques shop, which also offers picture framing and restoration services. The company is based in Droitwich Spa, the medieval Worcestershire town made famous by salt production.
The business is run by husband and wife team, Robert and Wendy Belcher, and has been established since 1984. The show rooms are situated in a detached Georgian double fronted town house, which has a private forecourt for the benefit of customer parking.
The M5 motorway means access is convenient, as the show rooms are located only 3 miles off Junction 6. The business can be found half a mile prior to reaching Droitwich Spa town centre on the main A38 road. If using a SAT-NAV, please use the post code WR9 8AN.
Robert Belcher sources a range of interesting stock both nationally and internationally. The stock is always of a high quality and Robert prides himself on the authenticity and excellence of all items held for sale.
The business specialises in fine 18th century and early 19th century town furniture mainly in Walnut and Mahogany, which is displayed in the four showrooms. The showrooms also contain an interesting mix of rare objects and interesting, decorative items that would complement most collections or interiors.
Enquiries including payment, collection, postage or delivery can be made by contacting Robert Belcher Antiques on 07929011224 or 01905 772320. The business can also be contacted via email using:
General shop opening days are Monday Saturday, if making a special journey please feel free to contact the business in advance to confirm opening hours.

This antique has been viewed 26 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Height = 5 cm (2.0")
Width = 9 cm (3.5")
Depth = 7 cm (2.8")

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Robert Belcher Antiques
128 Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
United Kingdom

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