AN EDWARD VII SILVER PRESENTATION INKSTAND
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AN EDWARD VII SILVER PRESENTATION INKSTAND

MARK OF JOHN GRINSELL AND SONS, LONDON, 1908

Details
AN EDWARD VII SILVER PRESENTATION INKSTAND
Mark of John Grinsell and Sons, London, 1908
Rectangular, set on four ball feet, the stand with two pen troughs and set with two detachable cut-glass inkwells, each with parcel-gilt hinged covers and removable glass receptacles, centering a parcel-gilt hinged compartment applied with royal cipher ER VII beneath a crown, marked on stand, rings, central box, hinged covers and neck mounts
11 5/8in. (29.5cm.) long; 27oz. 10dwt. (858gr.) gross weight
Provenance
The Fine Art Society, 1985
The FORBES Magazine Collection
Exhibited
The Morality of Immortality, The Forbes Collection
Special notice
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Lot Essay

This inkstand was presented to Oswald Stoll, proprietor of the Coliseum for providing the Russian Balalaika Court Orchestra to perform at Sandringham, before their Majesties. This lot is accompanied by the original letter from the General Keeper of the Privy Purse, recording the gift, on instructions from Edward VII.

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