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 Stand

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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L4452: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1913

Hallmarked in London in 1913 by Stuart Clifford & Co., this very stylish, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features an elongated glass body with two pen holders, and a plain silver lid and mount. The ink stand measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 9.5"(24cm) wide, by 2.75"(7cm) deep.

£495

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L4632: Sterling Silver & Alabaster Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1921

Hallmarked in London in 1921 by Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd., this very handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the Art Deco taste, and is made from Alabaster with silver mounts. The ink stand measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) wide and deep.

£765

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L4776: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1904

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1904 by James Dixon & Sons, this very stylish, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the rivet design more often seen in candlesticks of this period. The ink stand measures 2.25"(5.5cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) wide and deep.

£975

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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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L4658: Sterling Silver 'Treasury' Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1904

Hallmarked in Edinburgh in 1904 by Hamilton & Inches, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the Treasury style, with hinged compartments containing 2 glass ink pots, an open glass pot, and space for pens. The ink stand measures 3.5"(9cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) wide, by 4.5"(11.5cm) deep, and without the glass weighs 24.2 troy ounces.

£1,465

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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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b3106: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1908

Hallmarked in London in 1908 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., this stylish, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is plain in design, and features reed borders and 2 pots for ink. The ink stand measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 12.25"(31cm) wide, by 9"(22.5cm) deep, and weighs 42.5 troy ounces.

£1,795

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L0208: Sterling Silver Double Sided 'Treasury' 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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j3132: Sterling Silver Naturalistic Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1846

Hallmarked in London in 1846 by Charles & George Fox, this charming, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, features an ornate scroll border, decorative feet, and naturalistic design ink pots and chamberstick. The ink stand measures 5.5"(14cm) tall, by 11.5"(29cm) wide, by 7"(18cm) deep, and the silver weighs 18.8 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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L4451: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1873

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1873 by Hirons, Plante & Co., this striking, Antique, Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the Egyptian Revival taste, featuring a cast model of a sphinx to the centre, 2 glass ink pots and engraved decoration throughout. The ink stand measures 5"(12.5cm) tall, by 10.5"(27cm) wide, by 6"(15cm) deep and the silver weighs 34.5 troy ounces.

£2,675

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d0226: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1798

Hallmarked in London in 1798 by Henry Greenway, this handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is plain in style, and features 2 glass bottles for ink and pounce, and a silver box to the centre. The ink stand measures 3.5"(9cm) tall, by 9"(23cm) wide, by 5.5"(14cm) deep, and the silver weighs 17.5 troy ounces.

£2,975

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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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L5448: Sterling Silver Ink Stand & 2 Sided Pocket Watch Holder

Hallmarked In 1907

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1907 by John Grinsell & Sons, this very rare Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, holds a double sided pocket watch in the lid, which allows the time to be read when the ink is open or closed. The ink stand measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 4.25"(11cm) wide and deep.

£3,475

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L4367: Sterling Silver Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1843

Hallmarked in London in 1843 by Joseph Angell & Son, this striking, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is in the Gothic Revival taste, and features a central taper holder and two glass pots for ink. The ink stand measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 11"(28cm) wide, by 7"(18cm) deep, and weighs 23.86 troy ounces.

£3,975

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L5417: Sterling Silver & Shagreen Desk Set

Hallmarked In 1910

Hallmarked in London in 1910 by Samuel Jacob, this incredible Antique Sterling Silver & Shagreen Desk Set, comprises a pair of candlesticks, an ink stand and a pen tray, all featuring Neoclassical revival silver decoration. Each candlestick measures 5.75"(14.5cm) tall, by 2.75"(7cm) wide and deep, the ink stand measures 2.75"(7cm) tall, by 4.25"(11cm) wide and deep, and the pen tray measures 8.75"(22.5cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep.

£5,975

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L4579: Sterling Silver Monumental Ink Stand

Hallmarked In 1908

Hallmarked in London in 1908 by Garrard & Co., this monumental Antique, Sterling Silver Ink Stand, is the epitome of Egyptian Revival taste, richly decorated with geometric patterns and Egyptian Motifs throughout. The central storage box is topped with a cast and incredibly detailed model of the sphinx, engraved with a scarab beetle pendant. The ink stand measures 8.5"(22cm) tall, by 18.5"(47cm) wide, by 9.75"(25cm) deep, and weighs an astonishing 110.8 troy ounces.

£14,975

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