This monumental antique sterling silver inkstand is the epitome of Egyptian Revival taste, richly decorated with geometric patterns and Egyptian Motifs throughout.
The central storage box is topped with a cast and incredibly detailed model of the sphinx, engraved with a scarab beetle pendant.
It carries hallmarks for London in 1908 by R & S Garrard & Co. Along with Garrards original shop mark in Panton Street, Haymarket, London.
The inkstand measures just under half a metre wide, and weighs an astonishing 110 troy ounces.