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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Glass Inkstand / Desk Standish (1 of 18)
AC Silver
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Andrew Campbell, founder and owner of AC Silver, has been dealing in antique silver and antique jewellery since 1977. In addition to a premier retail premises in Newcastle, north-east England, Andrew has developed an internationally recognised online store, serving both new and return customers nationally and worldwide. Andrew personally sources a wide range of items, including antique jewellery, antique diamond rings and antique gemstone rings. Andrew has also developed a fine and comprehensive inventory of antique silverware, AC Silver is a respected and trusted specialist in its field.
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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Glass Inkstand / Desk Standish

REF: C6799 / LA432657
£1,795
€2,097
$2,258
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Description
Exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver and glass inkstand / desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian inkstand / desk standish, in sterling silver, has a rectangular shaped form. This 19th century inkstand is embellished with impressive bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decoration and floral motifs. The surface of this exceptional example of antique silverware incorporates two plain elongated oval recesses, composing pen wells. This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive embossed bracket style feet embellished with scrolling ornamentation, in a fleur-de-lis style design. The body of the inkstand incorporates two square ink bottle receivers to either side of a circular well for the taperstick; these inset receivers allow for each piece to stand securely in situ. The impressive glass ink bottles each have a square form, ornamented with cut glass decoration. The upper portion of each ink bottle retains the original hallmarked mount and hinged cover ornamented with further bright cut engraved foliate decoration, surmounted with a ball style finial. The sterling silver taperstick has a hexagonal form with a collet rim to the base. The waisted panelled capital is ornamented with stylised stellate designs, accented with a moulded border to the original detachable sconce. The panelled baluster shaped column and spreading food of this antique taperstick is ornamented with further bright cut engraved foliate designs. Dimensions Inkstand Length 25.3cm/10" Width 17.1cm/6.7" Height 14.3cm/5.6" Height of stand 3.8cm/1.5" Ink Bottle Width 4.4cm/1.7" square Height 8.6cm/3.4" Taperstick Height 11cm/4.3" Diameter of sconce 2.8cm/1.1" Weight 17.9 troy ounces/556g (excluding glass ink bottles) Maker: Walter & John Barnard Date: 1881 Origin: London, England
measurements
Inkstand Length 25.3cm/10" Width 17.1cm/6.7" Height 14.3cm/5.6" Height of stand 3.8cm/1.5" Ink Bottle Width 4.4cm/1.7" square Height 8.6cm/3.4" Taperstick Height 11cm/4.3" Diameter of sconce 2.8cm/1.1" Weight:- 17.9 troy ounces/556g (excluding glass ink bottles)
declaration
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Glass Inkstand / Desk Standish (LA432657) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1881
condition
This antique 19th century inkstand is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Each component has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp. There is some loss to one ink bottle collet fitment, this does not affect the integrity of the piece. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the inkstand, part hallmarks struck to taperstick and bottle mounts are all very clear.
location
This Antique Victorian Sterling Silver & Glass Inkstand / Desk Standish is located in Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom