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Georgian Sterling Silver Ladies Inkstand by Henry Chawner



An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver and glass ladies inkstand; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection This exceptional antique George III sterling silver desk Standish has a navette shaped form onto four bracket feet. This inkstand is encompassed with an applied thread decorated border, in addition to the contemporary engraved initials 'WW'. The rim of the body of the sterling silver inkstand is ornamented with a paralleling applied reed decorated border. The internal wirework style frame of the stand is divided into three rounded supports. Each internal compartment retains the original rounded glass bottles with cut glass ornamentation in addition to impressive scalloped bases. The ink, pen/quill and pounce bottles retain the original plain silver cylindrical mounts fitted with push fit hallmarked covers. The rim of each circular cover is encircled with applied moulded borders and bears the corresponding functional pierced decorated holes. This large silver ink Standish was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Henry Chawner. Such original ladies examples, in perfect condition, are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. Condition This antique inkstand is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The ink bottles are in perfect condition. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the stand, in addition to part hallmarks to the ink bottle covers are all very clear. Dimensions Standish Length of stand 18.5cm/7.3" Width of stand 7cm/2.8" Height of stand 7.8cm/3.1" Pounce bottle (largest) Diameter of pounce bottle 3.7cm/1.5" Height 7cm/2.8" Pen/ink bottle (smaller) Diameter 3.3cm/1.3" Height 7cm/2.8" Weight 4.3 troy ounces/135g (excluding glass vessels) Maker: Henry Chawner Date: 1789 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique glass and silverware.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.1 in. (7.88 cm)Width: 2.8 in. (7.12 cm)Depth: 7.3 in. (18.55 cm)
  • Style
    George III (Of the Period)
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  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A75461stDibs: LU1200219528202

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    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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