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, ...

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 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 £750

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 £750

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

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 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 Silver Baby Rattle

9127. Antique Silver Baby Rattle

1874

HILLIARD & THOMASON OF BIRMINGHAM

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A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 7 silver bells attached. The embossed decoration is very pretty with flowers and foliage. Weight 27 grams, under 1 troy ounce. Length 9.5 cms. London 1874. Maker Hilliard & Thomason.
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A charming antique sterling silver child’s rattle complete with a whistle and real pink coral teether. There are 7 silver bel...

Antique Silver Bell

9151. Antique Silver Bell

1874

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An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a winged cherub. Hand engraved to the front is an initial “M” surmounted by a crown. Weight 200 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Height 11.5 cm. Diameter 7 cm. London 1874.
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An attractive antique sterling silver bell, the handle fashioned as a winged cherub. Hand engraved to the front is an initial ...

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 ...

Victorian Silver and Crystal Inkstand

7394. Victorian Silver and Crystal Inkstand

1895

JOHN GRINSELL & SONS,

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

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...

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...

9 Carat Gold Extending Ruler

8816. 9 Carat Gold Extending Ruler

1923

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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.
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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...

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