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L0209: Hallmarked in Exeter in 1865 by James & Josiah Williams, this unique, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is modelled as a desert scene, with a palm tree to the centre, and a lady standing in the shade of the fronds. A large flower covers a small compartment for stamps or wax, and a round, straight sided pot contains a glass ink well. The ink stand measures 10.5"(27cm) tall, by 10.75"(27.5cm) wide, by 6.5"(16.5cm) deep, and weighs 34.5 troy ounces. The inkstand carries an inscription to the back which reads "Presented to John D. Cleaton Esquire - by the Officers, Attendants and Servants of the West Riding Asylum, Wakefield - on his retirement from the Medical Superintendence of that Institution and appointment as a Commissioner in Lunacy, in recognition of his public and private worth - 25 July 1866".
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