Sterling Silver Treasury Inkstand - Antique George VI

GBP 2,650.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George VI English sterling silver treasury inkstand; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

This exceptional antique George VI sterling silver treasury inkstand has a rectangular form.

The surface of this antique ink stand is plain and embellished with applied thread decorated borders.

This antique hallmarked silver inkstand is supported by four impressive cast silver claw and ball style feet.

The central upper plateau retains the original, impressive cast hallmarked sterling silver handle.

This antique silver treasury inkstand* is fitted with two opposing hallmarked hinged covers; one cover opens to reveal three compartments and the other a large vacant storage chamber.

The two smaller internal compartments retain the original square glass ink and pounce bottles; the central segment is typically reserved for the writers pen.

The rounded cuboid shaped bottles retain the original plain silver cylindrical mounts.

The underside of the weighted base allows access to the compartment screw fitments and bears the retailer’s mark ‘Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, 112 Regent Street, W’.

* The treasury inkstand was initially commissioned by the Lord Chamberlain in 1686. The requirement was to be used in the Treasury and the Privy Council; the formal advisors to the sovereign, whom at this time was King James II.

Length of inkstand 27.6cm/10.9″
Width of inkstand 16.5cm/6.5″
Height to top of handle 10.4cm/4.1″
Height to rim 6.8cm/2.7″
Width of glass bottle 5.3cm/2.1″ square
Height of glass bottle 3.4cm/1.3″

54.1 troy ounces/1683g (including weighted base and excluding glass ink bottles)

Object History

Maker: Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
Date: 1938
Origin: London, England

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Object Condition

This antique 20th century ink stand is exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Although the piece features a weighted base, it is an exceptional gauge of silver. The piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The ink bottles are in perfect condition. The part hallmarks struck to the underside, the carrying handle terminal, the interior of each cover and the interior of the compartments are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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