Sterling Silver Inkstand & Cut Crystals, 1858. Up for sale is the desk set with a sterling silver inkstand, two cut crystal inkwells with sterling lids, and a slender sterling candlestick, made by. The inkstand on lion's paw feet is in an oblong shape and reticulated with decorative gadrooning and rococo style geometric and foliate borders. Notably, the inkstand is not monogrammed, but engraved with a swan and youngsters.The center pieces are all removable, including the two inkwells and the candlestick. Truncated square pyramid shape consists of a glass body and a hinged sterling lid. The glass body with a base for seating has a lattice and sunburst cutting patterns at the upper region and the bottom, respectively.
The miniature candlestick for lighting has a removable bobeche and a round base for seating. Hallmarked with a combination of marks at the bottom of the inkstand as well as of the candlestick, including the. Maker's mark "HW & Co". Presenting the initials of Christian name and surname of the silversmith. A Crown mark certifying the town Sheffield.The Crown used by Sheffield Assay Office to mark silver from 1773 until 1973; a. Notably, the hallmarks present on the inkwells are somewhat different. They are located at the collars of the inkwells. In addition to the "HW & Co" and a Lion passant, there is also a Leopard Head and a letter "t". The interior of the lid is also hallmarked with a Lion passant and a letter "t", when it is open.
Measures: (Dimensions & weight), Inkstand, 7 ½" wide x 11" deep x 1 ¾" high; Candlestick, 7/16" holder diameter x 4 5/8" high x 1 5/8" base diameter; Cut crystal inkwells, [1 ¾" x 1 ¾"] lid x 2 ½" high x [1 3/8" x 1 3/8] base; Weight, totally, 2 lbs & 1.1 oz (938 grams); Inkwells, 15.3 oz (433 grams); Weighable silver, including the inkstand & candlestick, 1 lb & 1.7 oz (955 grams). Condition: Good and clean, one inkwell with an uneven lid has a chip on the glass as indicated in photo 10, the candlestick is not vertically straight, not hurting the overall beauty.
Is a decorative motif consisting of convex curves in a series, which was popular in Rococo styles, featuring interlacing of curves and counter-curves. In 1831, Henry Wilkinson & Co c. In 1843, the firm was licensed for the use of the electroplating system. The firm was active in London. In 1851, the firm successfully exhibited various pieces of its production at the Great Exhibition.
In 1857, hallmarks were entered in London Assay Office. By 1868, the firm was manufacturing silver & plated wares, cutlery, forks, spoons, and electro-plates.In 1872, the firm was converted to a Limited Liability Company, Henry Wilkinson & Co. In 1892, the business went into liquidation and was bought by Walker & Hall.
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