Sterling Silver Gallery Inkstand / Desk Standish - Antique Victorian (1898). This exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian silver inkstand / desk standish, has a rectangular form. This inkstand is fitted with a gallery, embellished with impressive pierced and applied scrolling foliate ornamentation. The shaped, incurved rims of the body and anterior rim of the sterling silver inkstand are ornamented with a paralleling applied gadroon decorated border. The surface of the fox silver inkstand incorporates a concave oval pen receiver.
The body of the inkstand incorporates two ink bottle receivers flanking a rectangular stamp box. The impressive hallmarked ink bottles each have a tapering cylindrical form and are embellished with further pierced scrolling foliate ornamentation; these ink bottles secure to the stand with a screw fitment to the underside.Each ink bottle is fitted with a plain domed hinged cover and opens to allow access to the original glass liner. The central sterling silver stamp box is ornamented with an exceptional and realistically modelled cast silver fox, acting as a finial to the otherwise plain and unembellished hinged cover. This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive bracket style feet embellished with scrolling leaf decoration. This antique inkstand is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
Each component of this impressive fox silver inkstand has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the gallery, part hallmarks struck to stamp box and bottle mounts are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware. 34.4 troy ounces/1069g (including glass ink bottles). Maker: John Grinsell & Sons.
Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. All orders placed before 2pm GMT are dispatched the same day. Company Name: AC Silver Unlimited.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand.