A Very Good 19th Century Cut-Glass & Sterling Silver Inkstand / Capstan, London
A Very Good 19th Century Cut-Glass & Sterling Silver Inkstand / Capstan, London 1888
The robust globular shaped cut glass body mounted with a sterling silver collar & hinged lid, the interior retaining its original removable glass reservoir. The removable inkwell sits within its original & richly embossed sterling silver base, featuring a blank cartouche providing for either an engraved monogram or a dedication. The sterling silver collar, lid & base all bearing impressed London hallmarks with date letter for 1888 and makers marks for noted London silversmith Charles Boyton II.
Dimensions, 4.75” high x 8” diameter.
The foot of the glass inkwell has a minor flake which is not at all visible when fitted inside the sleeve of the sterling silver base, which alone weighs 212 grams or 6.81 troy ounces.