An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver desk standish; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection.
This exceptional antique Victorian silver desk standish, in sterling standard, has a rectangular shaped form.
The swept surface of this desk standish is plain and unembellished with an impressive, applied scrolling leaf and floral decorated border to the undulating, shaped rim.
This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive cast bracket style feet embellished with scrolling leaf decoration.
The stand has cast cylindrical receivers to accommodate the two inkpots in addition to a central hallmarked receptacle.
Each receiver is encircled with cast sterling silver layered leaf ornamentation; the receivers secure to the underside with a screw fitment.
The melon shaped central receptacle is surmounted with the original hallmarked sterling silver chamber candlestick.
The candlestick has a shaped circular form with a sunken well encompassed with an shaped band of embossed leaf motifs and surmounted with a plain baluster capital.
The incurved shaped rims of the chamberstick and original sconce are encircled with applied moulded borders.
The two original lobed, inverted baluster shaped glass ink pots retain the original push fit sterling silver collars; the circular shaped collars are embellished with ornamentation reflecting that of the candlestick.
Each glass vessel bears a cut glass star motif to the underside.
Length of standish 30.3cm/11.9″
Width of standish 19.4cm/7.6″
Length of chamberstick 7.2cm/2.8″
Diameter of drip pan 6.2cm/2.4″
Height of chamberstick 5.5cm/2.2″
Diameter of ink bottle 6.2cm/2.4″
Height of ink bottle 5.6cm/2.2″
33.9 troy ounces/1053g (excluding glass ink bottles)