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ANTIQUE SILVER INK STANDS

Originating in the 17th Century, when they were known as a ‘standish’, the silver ink stand is an essential item for any writing desk. 18th Century examples are often formed as a stand with three silver pots, one for ink, one for shot which was used to sharpen the quill, and one for pounce, used to dry the ink after writing. Later examples can be found with additional accessories such as bells to summon servants, stamp holders, and taper sticks for sealing wax. Novelty designs, ink stands made by collectible silversmiths, and early examples are all highly sought after today.

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e5225: Sterling Silver Ink Stands

Hallmarked In 1916

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1916 by Mappin & Webb, this handsome, George V, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features a cut glass body and a Sterling Silver mount. The ink stand measures 2.25"(6cm) tall, by 2.75"(7cm) wide and deep.

£345

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b8966: Sterling Silver Combination Ink Stand & Stamp Box

Hallmarked In 1919

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1919 by Henry Matthews, this stylish, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is plain in style, and features a hinged compartment for stamps, and space for holding a pen. The ink stand measures 2.5"(6.5cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) wide, by 2"(5cm) deep

£595

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j4366: Sterling Silver Gallery Bordered Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1901

Hallmarked in London in 1901 by Ernest Damant, this striking, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features shaped and pierced gallery borders, and two glass ink wells with silver mounts. The ink stand measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 7.25"(18.5cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep.

£975

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j3673: Sterling Silver Aesthetic Movement Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1885

Hallmarked in London in 1885 by Elkington & Co., this very attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the Aesthetic style, featuring wonderful engraved decoration throughout, and two cut crystal ink wells with silver lids. The ink stand measures 4.25"(11cm) tall, by 11.5"(29cm) wide, by 7"(18cm) deep, and has as silver weight of 14.1 troy ounces.

£1,395

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b6810: Sterling Silver Oversized Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1893

Hallmarked in London in 1893 by John Newton Mappin, this attractive, large, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features swirled fluted glass, and an ornately decorated lid and stand. The ink stand measures 7.5"(19cm) tall, by 7.5"(19cm) wide and deep.

£1,475

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L0208: Sterling Silver Double Sided Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1912

Hallmarked in London in 1912 by Garrard & Co., this fantastic, George V, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is very stylish, standing on four button feet, and featuring reed borders, drop ring handles, and a central hinge to the lid revealing a double ink well section and a pen holder section. The ink stand measures 3"(7.5cm) tall, by 8"(20cm) wide, by 5.5"(14cm) deep, and weighs 43.8 troy ounces.

£1,975

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L2771: Sterling Silver Novelty Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1874

Hallmarked in London in 1874 by Daniel & Charles Houle, this very unusual, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, has a shaped wooden base with applied silver leaf decoration and vacant cartouche, an apple and a pear shaped ink well, and a central pen holder resembling acanthus leaves. The inkstand measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 6.75"(17cm) wide, by 4"(10cm) deep.

£2,175

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b9988: Sterling Silver Gallery Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1845

Hallmarked in London in 1845 by Samuel Smily, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features pierced and engraved gallery sides, two cut glass ink wells with silver lids, and an engraved crest to one side. The ink stand measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 8.5"(21.5cm) wide, by 5"(12.5cm) deep, and the silver weight is 18.6 troy ounces.

£2,475

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j9479: Sterling Silver Inkstand

Hallmarked In 1900

Hallmarked in London in 1900 by William Hutton & Sons, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features a shared and pierced gallery style border, and two cut glass ink wells with silver mounts. The ink stand measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 13.5"(34.5cm) wide, by 8.25"(21cm) deep.

£3,275

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L2789: Sterling Silver Large And Heavy Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1922

Hallmarked in London in 1922 by D. & J. Wellby, this exceptional, George V, Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is plain in style, featuring reed borders, two oval ink wells, a removable taper stick, and standing on neoclassical designed feet. The ink stand measures 7"(18cm) tall, by 14.5"(37cm) wide, by 10"(26cm) deep, and weighs a substantial 75 troy ounces.

£3,575

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b8162: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1823

Hallmarked in London in 1823 by Joseph Angell, this striking, George IV, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features ornate shell and gadroon borders, shell detailed feet, two glass ink wells with silver mounts, and a removable taperstick. The inkstand measures 6.5"(16.5cm) tall, by 11.5"(29cm) wide, by 8.5"(22cm) deep and has a silver weighs of 40 troy ounces (1.25kg). The extinguisher of the taper stick is unmarked, and could be a later replacement.

£3,775

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L0267: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1802

Hallmarked in London in 1802 by Peter, Anne & William Bateman, this handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is rectangular in shape, and comprises a pounce pot, a shot holder, and a covered oval ink well, and features reed, gadroon and acanthus detailing. The ink stand measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 13"(33cm) wide, by 8"(20cm) deep and has a silver weight of 37 troy ounces.

£4,475

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L2615: Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1935

Hallmarked in London in 1935 by Omar Ramsden, this very stylish, Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is 8 sided, standing on 6 feet, features a hand hammered finish and is engraved "Omar Ramsden Me Fecit" to the base. The ink stand measures 3"(8cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) wide, by 5.5"(14cm) deep, and weighs 23.5 troy ounces.

£4,775

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L0209: Sterling Silver Novelty Ink Stand With Presentation Inscription

Hallmarked In 1865

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".

£4,975

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