Inkstands/Desk Items

Antique George I Silver Snuffer Set

9363. Antique George I Silver Snuffer Set

1716

DAVID GREENE

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It is extremely unusual to find a completely matching 4 piece desk set of this early date. The suite consists of silver candlesticks, silver snuffer tray and silver snuffer scissors. All with a matching hand engraved crest and motto “Nec Tollitur Undis” – “No Water is Removed”. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Candle snuffer scissors - the simple open and shut mechanism retains the original steel cutting plates. Weight 93 grams. Length 14.7 cm. Snuffer stand - with cast acorn handle and four ball feet, similar style to the early chambersticks of that date. Weight 183 grams. Pan 17.1 x 6.3cm. Spread 11.7cm. Cast candlesticks – with hexagonal form, baluster column and stepped spreading bases. Weight 596 grams, 19.1 troy ounces. Height 17.2cm. Base 11cm. London 1716. Maker David Greene.
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It is extremely unusual to find a completely matching 4 piece desk set of this early date. The suite consists of silver candles...

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, ...

Georgian Silver Travelling Scribes Box

9156. Georgian Silver Travelling Scribes Box

Circa 1780

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An unusual antique sterling silver travelling case which pulls apart in 4 sections to contain pens, nibs and other writing paraphernalia. The outer case has an 8 inch rule hand engraved to the front. To each end there is an integral seal. Weight 84 grams, 2.7 troy ounces. Length 20 cm. Unmarked silver. English circa 1780.
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An unusual antique sterling silver travelling case which pulls apart in 4 sections to contain pens, nibs and other writing para...

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 Georgian Silver Inkstand

9342. Antique Georgian Silver Inkstand

1825

JOHN BRIDGE

Price £3,750

An exquisite antique silver inkstand by the master craftsman John Bridge. Sterling silver with the original bright gilt finish. All contained within a boat shaped dish, this charming piece has a carrying handle surmounted by a model bee. The cut crystal inkwell sits within a decorative raised gallery, the candle holder is formed as a flower raised on a leafy stalk, and the candle snuffer nestles alongside a second flower tendril. Excellent fine quality. Weight 542 grams, 17.4 troy ounces. Height 7.8 cm. Spread 20.5 cm. Top 18.5 x 10 cm. London 1825. By the prestigious John Bridge, royal goldsmith to King George III and IV.
Price £3,750

An exquisite antique silver inkstand by the master craftsman John Bridge. Sterling silver with the original bright gilt finish....

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 Silver and Shell Inkwell

9192. Antique Silver and Shell Inkwell

1837

THOMAS DILLER, LONDON

Price £650

An early 19th century desk item. An unusual sterling silver mounted shell on pedestal foot with a hinge top inkwell, taperstick and snuffer. Height 13.3 cm. Width 15.3 cm. London 1837. Maker Thomas Diller.
Price £650

An early 19th century desk item. An unusual sterling silver mounted shell on pedestal foot with a hinge top inkwell, taperstick...

Antique Silver Inkstand

8417. Antique Silver Inkstand

1838

BARNARD BROTHERS, LONDON

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

Antique Gold and Stone Desk Seal

8806. Antique Gold and Stone Desk Seal

Circa 1840

Price £695

An antique seal with white hard stone handle and solid gold mount. The carved intaglio has an armorial, a horse crest over a crown, and the motto “Con Fide”. The stone handle could be white jade or quartz cabouchon. The intaglio is a creamier white colour and may be rock crystal. Length 6.7 cms. Unmarked gold (15 or 18 carat). French. Circa 1840.
Price £695

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

Antique Silver Bell

9310. Antique Silver Bell

Circa 1840

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An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a classical young man. Weight 265 grams, 8.5 troy ounces. Height 12.7 cm. Diameter 4 cm. Stamped round the base with Italian silver stamps for Rome. Circa 1840.
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An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a classical young man. Weight 265 grams, 8.5 troy ounces. H...

Antique Silver Plated Ink Stand

8994. Antique Silver Plated Ink Stand

1849

ELKINGTON

Price £350

A fine quality antique inkstand with an oval pierced gallery. Silver plated. To the centre the cherub figure is holding a taper stick and can be removed to use the circular box below for pen nibs etc. The two crystal faceted ink bottles have silver plated tops and cut star bases. Length 26cms, width 20cms. The edge of the nib box has silver plate marks for Elkington & Co; date cypher for 1849.
Price £350

A fine quality antique inkstand with an oval pierced gallery. Silver plated. To the centre the cherub figure is holding a taper...

Antique French Silver Table Bell

9063. Antique French Silver Table Bell

Circa 1880

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An excellent quality French silver hand bell. Good plain style and heavy cast silver with gilt finish and concentric decorative borders. Weight 113 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Diameter 5.8 cms. Stamped around the bottom edge with French silver marks. High grade 950 silver. Circa 1880.
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An excellent quality French silver hand bell. Good plain style and heavy cast silver with gilt finish and concentric decorative...

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 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 £375

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 £375

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 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 £950

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 £950

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

TUC Congress Silver Bell

9392. TUC Congress Silver Bell

1927

MARTIN HALL

Price £2,750

A tall and impressive table bell with Corinthian column handle surmounted by a girl in classical clothing standing on a globe of the world. The bell is heavily engraved all round with TUC insignias and a presentation inscription to George Hicks, founding member of the British Socialist Party and TUC President 1927-1928. Very heavy weight. Loud ring tone. Weight 1337 grams, 43 troy ounces. Height 35 cm. Diameter 12.4 cm. Sheffield 1927. Maker Martin Hall.
Price £2,750

A tall and impressive table bell with Corinthian column handle surmounted by a girl in classical clothing standing on a globe o...

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