London, South Kensington
27 April 2016
A GEORGE V SILVER TREASURY INKSTAND
MARK OF SEBASTIAN HENRY GARRARD, LONDON, 1911
Oblong on bun feet with drop side handles and double-hinged covers, one opening to reveal two inkwells with glass liners flanking a central compartment, inscribed 'C.W. Mathews, from Rosebery, on the jubilee of their friendship, 1865-1915'
12 1/2 in. (31.7 cm.) long
111 oz. 3 dwt. (3,458 gr.)
The Estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe; Sotheby's, London, 27-28 May 2015, lot 20.
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The inscription relates to Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister (1847-1929) and the British lawyer, Sir Charles Willie Mathews, 1st Bt. (1850-1920).
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