Inkstands/Desk Items

George I Silver Inkstand

8088. George I Silver Inkstand

1726

JOHN EDWARDS

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A rare early English silver inkstand of plain rectangular design raised on large scroll feet. Sterling silver. Mounted on top are two circular containers for ink and sand. Excellent weight 999 grams, 32.1 troy ounces. Base height 5 cms, length 28 cms, width 19.5 cms. Ink bottle height, 5 cms, diameter 5.75 cms. London 1726. Maker John Edwards.
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A rare early English silver inkstand of plain rectangular design raised on large scroll feet. Sterling silver. Mounted on top a...

George III Newcastle Silver Skewer

6108. George III Newcastle Silver Skewer

Circa 1773

JAMES HETHERINGTON

Price £325

An antique provincial silver meat skewer with ring handle, feather edge and attractive engraving to one end. Weight 111 grams, 3.5 troy ounces. Length 34 cms. Newcastle 1773. Maker James Hetherington.
Price £325

An antique provincial silver meat skewer with ring handle, feather edge and attractive engraving to one end. Weight 111 grams, ...

Antique Silver Baby Rattle

8821. Antique Silver Baby Rattle

1810

ELIZABETH MORLEY

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A delightful antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. Lovely bright gilt finish. There are 10 silver bells attached. The engraved decoration is very pretty. Weight 62 grams, 2 troy ounces. Length 14 cms. London 1810. Maker Elizabeth Morley.
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A delightful antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. Lovely bright gilt f...

Antique George III Silver Inkwell

8768. Antique George III Silver Inkwell

1810

THOMAS WELLS

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A good George III sterling silver travelling inkwell, of rectangular form, with hinged screw down cover. Lovely plain style. Weight 56 grams, 1.8 troy ounces. Height 2.5 (pot), 5 (top of screw cap) cms. Base 3.9x3.9 cms. London 1810. Maker Thomas Wells.
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A good George III sterling silver travelling inkwell, of rectangular form, with hinged screw down cover. Lovely plain style. We...

Antique Italian Silver Bell

8589. Antique Italian Silver Bell

1820

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An excellent quality antique cast silver bell, the handle fashioned as a classical Roman maiden scantily draped with a robe. The bell is decorated with cherubs, animals, classical head motifs, reclining figures and much more. Inside the bell there is an inscription engraved in old fashioned script*. Weight 268 grams, 8.6 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cms. Diameter 6.7 cms. Marked around the base edge with the Italian silver mark for Rome. Circa 1820.
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An excellent quality antique cast silver bell, the handle fashioned as a classical Roman maiden scantily draped with a robe. Th...

Antique Silver Inkstand

8063. Antique Silver Inkstand

1820

Price £1,250

An elegant antique sterling silver inkstand with shaped sides, reeded borders and mounted on elegant splay feet. Fitted each side with a pen tray. Original gilt finish. Mounted with a pair of cut crystal ink bottles and a central hinged top box for pen nibs etc. Hand engraved with armorials to the front, back and on the box top, Weight 530 grams, 17 troy ounces. Length 23 cms. Width 14 cms. Marked on each piece with English silver stamps for London 1820 (1 lid 1835). Maker Samuel Wheatley.
Price £1,250

An elegant antique sterling silver inkstand with shaped sides, reeded borders and mounted on elegant splay feet. Fitted each si...

Antique Silver Skewer

7273. Antique Silver Skewer

1829

JONATHAN HAYNE, LONDON

Price £275

A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knife. Weight 96 grams, 3 troy ounces. Length 32.5 cms. London 1829. Maker Jonathan Hayne.
Price £275

A good quality antique silver meat skewer with ring handle and hand engraved crest to one end. Suitable for use as a paper knif...

Antique Dutch Silver Inkstand

7822. Antique Dutch Silver Inkstand

1835

Price £975

An excellent quality antique silver inkstand of octagonal shape. Dainty size. Mounted with the figure of a dolphin and with a matching set of 2 cut crystal ink bottles and 1 cut crystal sander, all with silver mounts. Also fitted are 4 pen rests, or possibly these are for small candles. All raised on 4 winged feet, a popular decoration in the early 19th century. Weight 434 grams, 13.9 troy ounces. Length 18.5 cms. Width 11 cms. Height 10 cms. Marked on the edge, top and the dolphin with Dutch silver stamps and date letter for 1835. 934 silver grade. The maker is probably Jean George Grebe, Rotterdam.
Price £975

An excellent quality antique silver inkstand of octagonal shape. Dainty size. Mounted with the figure of a dolphin and with a m...

Antique Silver Inkstand

8417. Antique Silver Inkstand

1838

BARNARD BROTHERS, LONDON

Price £895 (Reserved)

An attractive William IV silver inkstand having a shaped edge with scroll and flower decoration. Mounted with 2 cut crystal bottles and a central lidded box for nibs etc. Underneath is an interesting inscription in old fashioned script. Weight of silver 857 grams, 27.5 troy ounces. Base 26 x 19 cms. Height 11 cms (highest point). London 1838. Maker Barnard Brothers.
Price £895 (Reserved)

An attractive William IV silver inkstand having a shaped edge with scroll and flower decoration. Mounted with 2 cut crystal bot...

Antique Silver Meat Skewer

8665. Antique Silver Meat Skewer

1839

MARY CHAWNER, LONDON

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A small size antique sterling silver meat skewer with ring handle and shell decoration. Very pretty size. Weight 26 grams, just under 1 troy ounce. Length 17.5 cms. Width 1.5 cms. London 1839. Maker Mary Chawner. Suitable for use as a letter opener.
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A small size antique sterling silver meat skewer with ring handle and shell decoration. Very pretty size. Weight 26 grams, just...

Antique Gold and Jade Desk Seal

8806. Antique Gold and Jade Desk Seal

Circa 1840

Price £695

An antique seal with white jade handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has an armorial, a horse crest over a crown, and the motto “Con Fide”. Length 6.7 cms. Unmarked gold (15 or 18 carat). French. Circa 1840.
Price £695

An antique seal with white jade handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has an armorial, a horse crest over a crown, a...

Antique Gold Mounted Desk Seal

8820. Antique Gold Mounted Desk Seal

Circa 1840

Price £695

An antique seal with green serpentine handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has a dragon crest over a monogram and the motto “Nunc Aut Nunguam”. Length 7.3 cms. Unmarked gold (15 or 18 carat). French. Circa 1840.
Price £695

An antique seal with green serpentine handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has a dragon crest over a monogram and t...

Antique Silver Inkstand

8006. Antique Silver Inkstand

1847

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A handsome antique sterling silver inkstand having a broad tray with a shaped edge and scroll and flower decoration. Impressive size and weight. To front and back there is a recess to hold pens and on top there are 2 heavy cut crystal bottles. The central lidded box for nibs etc has a large contemporary inscription in old Welsh script and is mounted with a miniature chamberstick (this would have held a taperstick for sealing wax). The quality of this piece is exceptional, particularly the deeply embossed decoration on the bottle tops and the heavy faceted crystal bottles. Weight of silver (excluding bottle tops) 986 grams, 30.6 troy ounces. Base 26 x 18 cms. Birmingham 1847. Maker GR Collis & Co.
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A handsome antique sterling silver inkstand having a broad tray with a shaped edge and scroll and flower decoration. Impressive...

Antique Silver Plated Ink Stand

8415. Antique Silver Plated Ink Stand

1852

HENRY MANTON, BIRMINGHAM

Price £850

A fine quality antique inkstand with a centre cherub holding a taper stick. Silver plated. The 2 baskets open to reveal the original cranberry ink bottles with sterling silver mounts. The hat lifts and inside there is a little box to hold nibs. There is a pen rest to the front. Length 24cms, width 13cms, height 29cms. The bottles have silver hallmarks for Birmingham 1852, maker Henry Manton.
Price £850

A fine quality antique inkstand with a centre cherub holding a taper stick. Silver plated. The 2 baskets open to reveal the ori...

Antique Silver and Ivory Inkstand

6075. Antique Silver and Ivory Inkstand

1881

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A Victorian ivory inkstand, with sterling silver mounts, having a hinged lid and inset glass ink container. The tall shaped back stand is mounted with pen rests for 3 pens. Height 14.5 cms. Base 8.5 x 7.5 cms. Silver import hallmarks for London 1881.
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A Victorian ivory inkstand, with sterling silver mounts, having a hinged lid and inset glass ink container. The tall shaped bac...

Victorian Silver Letter Opener

7085. Victorian Silver Letter Opener

1882

Price £795

Hunting interest. A decorative antique sterling silver page turner or letter opener with the handle in the form of a heron with a long intertwined fish tail. The blade is beautifully hand decorated with a hunting scene of horses riding to hounds. Length 35.5 cms. Width 2.5 cms. Birmingham 1882. Maker Horton & Allday.
Price £795

Hunting interest. A decorative antique sterling silver page turner or letter opener with the handle in the form of a heron with...

Antique Gold and Nephrite Letter Opener

8615. Antique Gold and Nephrite Letter Opener

Circa 1890

Price £975

A handsome jade nephrite paper knife with a decorative 15 carat gold (unmarked) mount. Excellent quality. Length 26 cms. Width 2.15 cms. Circa 1890. Probably French or Russian.
Price £975

A handsome jade nephrite paper knife with a decorative 15 carat gold (unmarked) mount. Excellent quality. Length 26 cms. Width ...

Antique Silver Plated Bell

7774 . Antique Silver Plated Bell

Circa 1890

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An unusual novelty silver plated bell in the form of an old lady wearing a crinoline dress and a frilly bonnet. The design is very charming and she’s holding a little dog under her arm. With a nodding head. Cast metal. Height 11 cms. Base diameter 5.75 cms. Unmarked. Circa 1890.
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An unusual novelty silver plated bell in the form of an old lady wearing a crinoline dress and a frilly bonnet. The design is v...

Antique Victorian Propelling Pencil

8833. Antique Victorian Propelling Pencil

1892

FRANCIS WEBB

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An antique sterling silver propelling pencil which would have originally hung on a lady’s chatelaine or gentleman’s watch chain. Hexagonal shaped body with hand engraved decoration around the outside. At the top there is an inset garnet gemstone cap seal. The central sliding band extends & retracts the internal pencil mechanism. Fully hallmarked on the side of the body. Birmingham 1892. Maker Francis Webb.
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An antique sterling silver propelling pencil which would have originally hung on a lady’s chatelaine or gentleman’s watch c...

Victorian Silver and Crystal Inkstand

7394. Victorian Silver and Crystal Inkstand

1895

JOHN GRINSELL & SONS,

Price £675

An unusual and very stylish antique sterling silver gallery inkstand with deep faceted crystal base. Mounted on top are a pair of ink bottles with silver hinged tops and a pair of silver pen rests. To the front is an applied silver monogram with “E” & “C” intertwined. Base 27 x 17 cms. Height 6 cms. London 1895. John Grinsell & Sons.
Price £675

An unusual and very stylish antique sterling silver gallery inkstand with deep faceted crystal base. Mounted on top are a pair ...

Victorian Silver and Glass Match Striker

7126. Victorian Silver and Glass Match Striker

1897

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM

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A stylish sterling silver match striker with the typical ribbed glass body. Good medium size. The solid silver mount has a recess to store the matches. Height 8.5 cms. Birmingham 1897. Maker Hilliard & Thomason.
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A stylish sterling silver match striker with the typical ribbed glass body. Good medium size. The solid silver mount has a rece...

Antique Silver Cigar Cutter and Vesta Case

8661. Antique Silver Cigar Cutter and Vesta Case

1897

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An interesting combination smoking item. An antique sterling silver vesta case with hinged lid and original gilded interior. Incorporated into the base there is a swivel cigar cutter. Lovely plain style. Weight 23 grams, less than 1 troy ounce. Measures 0.8 x 4.7 x 2.9 cms. Birmingham 1897. Maker Charles Edward Solomon.
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An interesting combination smoking item. An antique sterling silver vesta case with hinged lid and original gilded interior. In...

Victorian Silver Table Bell

6967. Victorian Silver Table Bell

1899

HOLLAND ALDWINKLE AND SLATER

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A plain style sterling silver hand bell. Good weight and excellent quality. Weight 236 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms. Diameter 6.5 cms. London 1899. Maker Holland, Aldwinkle & Slater.
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A plain style sterling silver hand bell. Good weight and excellent quality. Weight 236 grams, 7.5 troy ounces. Height 14.5 cms....

Antique Silver Letter Opener and Magnifier

8660. Antique Silver Letter Opener and Magnifier

1902

ASPREY

Price £450

A fantastic quality antique sterling silver letter opener combined with a 6 inch measure and magnifying glass. Excellent plain style. Total weight 42 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Length 19.5 cms. Birmingham 1902. Maker Asprey of London.
Price £450

A fantastic quality antique sterling silver letter opener combined with a 6 inch measure and magnifying glass. Excellent plain ...

Novelty “Face” Combination Match Striker

1707. Novelty “Face” Combination Match Striker

1903

Price £725

This is a most unusual item. In sterling silver, this novelty match striker is in the form of a head with 2 eyes serrated to strike the matches on, the nose is a cigar rest, the mouth is an ashtray and the circular font at the top is to contain the matches (use your imagination to see the matches as a tuft of hair at the top!). With a registered design number Rd519008. Height 7 cms. Weight 5 troy ounces. London 1903.
Price £725

This is a most unusual item. In sterling silver, this novelty match striker is in the form of a head with 2 eyes serrated to st...

Antique Silver Punch Sealing Wax Holder

8450. Antique Silver Punch Sealing Wax Holder

1906

SYDNEY & CO, BIRMINGHAM

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A rare novelty wax holder in the form of Mr Punch. The sealing wax is held by the rectangular end piece and also supplied is a somewhat battered piece of red sealing wax. Weight 12 grams. Length (without wax) 7 grams. Birmingham 1906. Maker Sydney & Co, Powell St & Summerhill Rd, Birmingham.
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A rare novelty wax holder in the form of Mr Punch. The sealing wax is held by the rectangular end piece and also supplied is a ...

Antique Silver Tortoise Bell

8213. Antique Silver Tortoise Bell

1912

GREY & CO, LONDON, CHESTER & BIRMINGHAM

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A fine and realistic antique tortoise table bell modelled with a solid sterling silver shell and a body made from bronze effect steel. The underside holds a clockwork winding mechanism that sounds the bell when the head or the tail is pressed. Spread 17.5 cms. Height 6 cms. Shell measures 9.3 x 11.5 cms. Silver hallmarked on the shell for Chester 1912. Silver makers mark and stamped underneath for maker Grey & Co.
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A fine and realistic antique tortoise table bell modelled with a solid sterling silver shell and a body made from bronze effect...

Antique Silver and Ivory Paper Knife

6565. Antique Silver and Ivory Paper Knife

1912

Price £275

A smart looking antique sterling silver paper knife or page turner with long ivory blade. Lovely plain style. Length 35.5 cms. Width 3.5 cms. London 1912.
Price £275

A smart looking antique sterling silver paper knife or page turner with long ivory blade. Lovely plain style. Length 35.5 cms. ...

Antique Silver Inkstand

8010. Antique Silver Inkstand

1917

S. BLANCKENSEE & SONS, BIRMINGHAM

Price £1,475

An attractive cradle shaped sterling silver inkstand with pretty pierced scroll decoration and 2 cut glass ink bottles with matching silver hinged tops. Unusual rope twist borders. Excellent gauge silver. Length 31 cms. Width 13.5 cms. Weight 23 troy ounces. Birmingham 1917. Maker S Blanckensee & Sons Ltd.
Price £1,475

An attractive cradle shaped sterling silver inkstand with pretty pierced scroll decoration and 2 cut glass ink bottles with mat...

9 Carat Gold Extending Ruler

8816. 9 Carat Gold Extending Ruler

1923

Price £675

A stylish telescopic solid gold ruler with an ivory button dating from the 1920s era. The measure opens out into 3 sections measuring one imperial foot in length. When closed the ruler shows the measure 11.5 cms, 4.5 inches; when open it measures 30.5 cms, 12 inches. On one side there is the inscription “One Thousand Square Miles” and on the reverse there is a presentation inscription in script dated 2/2/25. Weight 23 grams (including button). Actual length 13 cms (closed), 31.5 cms (open). Birmingham 1923. Maker WS.
Price £675

A stylish telescopic solid gold ruler with an ivory button dating from the 1920s era. The measure opens out into 3 sections mea...

Antique Silver Table Bell

8045. Antique Silver Table Bell

1928

WAKELY & WHEELER, LONDON

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A good quality antique sterling silver hand bell with plain design and an engraved crest of a bird. Weight 125 cms, 4 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Diameter 6 cms. London 1928. Maker Wakely & Wheeler.
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A good quality antique sterling silver hand bell with plain design and an engraved crest of a bird. Weight 125 cms, 4 troy ounc...

Vintage Silver Table Bell

8193. Vintage Silver Table Bell

1977

Price £295

A plain style sterling silver hand bell. Excellent quality. Made to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee and inscribed to the front “EIIR”, and to the reverse “33” (presumably a limited edition). Weight 123 grams, 3.9 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cms. Diameter 5.5 cms. Birmingham 1977. Maker CJM.
Price £295

A plain style sterling silver hand bell. Excellent quality. Made to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee and inscribed to the fron...

Vintage Silver Bell

5642. Vintage Silver Bell

Circa 1980

CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE

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A charming little sterling silver table bell by the highly regarded modern British silversmith. The gilt finish handle is modelled as a small bird perched among reeds. Weight 80 grams, 2.5 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Diameter 5.5 cms. London 1982. Maker Christopher Lawrence.
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A charming little sterling silver table bell by the highly regarded modern British silversmith. The gilt finish handle is model...

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