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    Sale 7441

    Important Silver

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 511

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT INKSTAND

    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1875

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT INKSTAND
    MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1875
    In the Jacobean style, shell shaped and on three shell feet, with fluted borders, the scallop shell cover chased with matting and a dolphin, the interior with glass inkwell and plain cover, marked on side and covers
    6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) long
    14 oz. (438 gr.)


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    This inkstand takes the form of the spice boxes found from the late 16th to early 17th centuries. The interior of such boxes were usually divided into two compartments sometimes accompanied by a small spoon, which originally fitted into the smaller compartment (P. Glanville, Silver in Tudor and Early Stuart England, London, 1990, pp. 366-367, fig. 219.)

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    With Garrard's, 19 May 1988.