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Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Edwardian (1 of 18)
AC Silver
Tyne and Wear, UK

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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Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Edwardian

REF: C7300 / LA414805
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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver and glass desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This magnificent antique silver desk standish, in sterling standard, has an oval shaped form. This Edwardian inkstand is plain and embellished with an embossed and applied scrolling leaf decorated border to the rim. The decoration to the rim of this exceptional example of antique silverware incorporates a vacant shaped cartouche to either side. This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive applied Regency style feet embellished with leaf decoration. The body of the inkstand incorporates two plain cylindrical ink bottle receivers, in addition to a central pedestal shaped receptacle to the centre; each hallmarked component secures to the underside with a screw fitment. The impressive glass ink bottles each have a compressive spherical form, ornamented with cut glass decoration. The lower portion of each bottle is fitted with a hallmarked sterling silver mount/foot; this fitment is a fine feature and indicates the high quality of the piece. The upper portion retains the original hallmarked mount and domed hinged cover. Each cover has scrolling leaf decoration to the rim and is surmounted with a circular baluster-shaped finial. The central sterling silver receptacle/stamp box is ornamented with further scrolling leaf decoration and fitted with the original push fit cover composed with an exceptional sterling silver chamberstick. The circular shaped capital features a fixed sconce ornamented with scrolling decoration to the rim. The capital is supported by a swept column to a sunken well and scrolling leaf decorated drip pan. The chamber candlestick is fitted with a C scroll handle, ornamented with a leaf decorated thumbpiece. This exceptional example of Edwardian silverware retains the original snuffer, ornamented with further leaf decoration. The snuffer conjoins to the chamberstick with a round link chain terminating the underside of the handpiece, and secures with a plain peg to the surface of the capital. The underside of this magnificent inkstand bears the registration and retailer's mark '51396, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, England'.


Dimensions Height 18.1cm/7.1" Length of stand 35.3cm/13.9" Width of stand 24.3cm/9.6" Width of ink 7.7cm/3" Height of ink 9cm/3.5" Length of chamberstick 9cm/3.5" Diameter of chamberstick 7.6cm/3" Height of chamberstick 7.6cm/3" Weight 32 troy ounces/996g (excluding glass ink bottles)


AC Silver has clarified that the Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Edwardian (LA414805) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1908


This antique silver desk standish is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Each component has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The cast and applied decoration is all very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the inkstand, in addition to the part hallmarks to the containers and covers, are all very clear.


This Sterling Silver and Glass Desk Standish - Antique Edwardian is located in United Kingdom