13 - 14 June 2002
A William IV silver-gilt inkstand
Mark of Edward Barnard Jr., John Barnard and William Barnard, London 1833
Shaped oblong, on four floral and foliate scroll feet, the stand with cast and chased floral and foliate scroll borders, with pen-well, the raised centre applied with similar borders and with three fittings, comprising a cut-glass ink-pot and sander, each with silver-gilt mount and pierced cover with scalloped floral and foliate border, and a fixed bombé holder, engraved with a crest, the cover formed as a taperstick, with floral and foliate stem, thumbpiece and conical snuffer attached by a chain, marked on base of stand, also engraved with scratchweight 722=32.3=Lge; covers and collars of glass pots, bezel and snuffer of taperstick
11in. (28cm.) long
32oz. (1,005gr.) without glass pots
The crest is that of Botfield presumably for Beriah Botfield, Esq. (1807-1863).
Beriah Botfield, Esq. (1807-1863), Norton Hall and by whom bequeathed to the Thynne family.
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1942 Inventory, Norton Hall Schedule C, Silver and Plate at Drummonds Bank, Oak Silver Chest, '11 in. Oblong silver-gilt double inkstand with centre taperstick, 1837 (sic) 12.0.0'.
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