London, South Kensington
26 September 2000
A LARGE VICTORIAN INKSTAND
BENJAMIN SMITH, 1846
of shaped oval form on four cast and pierced feet, the border chased with rocaille and outlined with C scrolls and flowerheads, cast oak sprig handles, the raised central platform fitted with two cut-glass ink bottles with hinged silver lids, and a bellied silver wafer/seal box with a cast heraldic finial, 34 ozs, 39 cms overall.
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