• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5915

    Christie's Interiors

    8 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 303

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER INKSTAND

    MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH (III), LONDON, 1847

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN SILVER INKSTAND
    MARK OF BENJAMIN SMITH (III), LONDON, 1847
    Modelled as Cupid perched on a rocky base atop a ram's head, his left hand supporting a covered inkwell with butterfly finial, his right hand held aloft and wearing a quiver for nibs, all on an oval base with lizard side handles
    6½ in. (16.7 cm.) high; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) long
    40 oz. (1,240 gr.)


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