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Rare Novelty Victorian Silver Travelling Inkwell - 1878
REF: 1605 / LA78576
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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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