An elegant antique sterling silver inkstand with shaped sides, reeded borders and mounted on elegant splay feet. Fitted each side with a pen tray. Original gilt finish. Mounted with a pair of cut crystal ink bottles and a central hinged top box for pen nibs etc. Hand engraved with armorials to the front, back and on the box top, Weight 530 grams, 17 troy ounces. Length 23 cms. Width 14 cms. Marked on each piece with English silver stamps for London 1820 (1 lid 1835). Maker Samuel Wheatley.