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Victorian Silver Mounted Block Glass Inkwell - Birmingham 1893 by John Grinsell & Sons (1 of 6)
Larkin & Gallow
Flag of United KingdomSuffolk, UK
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Victorian Silver Mounted Block Glass Inkwell - Birmingham 1893 by John Grinsell & Sons

REF: P2 - 22 / LA418770
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Description
This is a really heavy inkwell, woe betide anybody who drop this one on their toe. Weighing in at a hefty 1,037 grammes, potential owners of contemporary desks might like to take this into account before purchasing!! This piece is from John Grinsell & Sons; who have a very long track record in making leviathan like pieces combining; glass, crystal and silver. Yet most we have seen, still manage to look elegant and pleasing on the eye, This is a simple, well executed inkwell whose bulk virtually disappears beneath its plain silver disc lid. It is surprising that it was actually a product of the Victorian era, but indicates that toward the end of her reign, new design was being explored and bought by the public.
measurements
Height:
70 mm
Width:
90 mm
Depth:
90 mm
Weight:
1037 mg
declaration
Larkin & Gallow has clarified that the Victorian Silver Mounted Block Glass Inkwell - Birmingham 1893 by John Grinsell & Sons (LA418770) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1893
condition
This item is in good condition with just one bottom corner carrying a small chip. The lid has a small dink and has a replacement lining. The glass is clear, but slightly yellow in colour [see photos]. The base is pleasingly scratched, demonstrating a life of service. The silver has light surface scratching and the lid hinge is strong and complete.
location
This Victorian Silver Mounted Block Glass Inkwell - Birmingham 1893 by John Grinsell & Sons is located in Suffolk, United Kingdom
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