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Rare Novelty Victorian Silver Travelling Inkwell - 1878 (1 of 1)
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Rare Novelty Victorian Silver Travelling Inkwell - 1878

REF: 1605 / LA78576
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Description
The Victorian silversmith Sampson Mordan was famous for his novelty items and this is quite a rare one. It is a sterling silver travelling inkwell in the form of a watering can and is hallmarked for London 1878. It is in very good condition and retains the original glass liner. The lid closes perfectly and is opened by pressing a release button to the front and the lid has scrolled initials surmounted by a ducal crown. The two handles and the spout are hallmarked and the main body is hallmarked in two places. The watering can spout becomes the pen and has a pull out extension with the nib being held tightly by simply pushing into the spout - the nib may be original but I cannot confirm that. To the top of the lid is an inbuilt pouch which would have been used for seals or postage stamps. Sampson Mordan is a highly collectable English silversmith and this travelling inkwell is certainly one of his more quirky yet usable pieces.

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Wentworth Silver has clarified that the Rare Novelty Victorian Silver Travelling Inkwell - 1878 (LA78576) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1878

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Material:
Silver
Date of Manufacture:
1878

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