20 September 2005,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,040
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
AN EDWARDIAN SILVER INKSTAND
MARK OF CHARLES STUART HARRIS, LONDON, 1902
Gadrooned oblong on four openwork feet and with two pen wells, fitted with two silver-mounted cut-glass bottles, the covers engraved with a crest and motto, and a square taperstick with extinguisher, the base engraved To Edward Gurney Boyle, Recollections of Rye, March 1903 - 13¾in. (35cm.) long, 58oz.
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