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Antique Victorian 1890s Sterling Silver 'Water Lily' Inkwell

US$3,775.61

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An exceptional, fine unusual and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver inkwell in the form of a water lily; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique Victorian cast sterling silver inkwell has been realistically modelled in a naturalistic water lily shaped form. The body of this impressive antique silver inkwell is embellished with cast ornamentation replicating the features of the lily pad leaves, accented with an applied lizard to one side. The circular well is further ornamented with a subtle water texture in addition to a protruding cast silver lily bud shaped pen receiver. The central lily flower is encompassed with splayed petals and incorporates a hallmarked push fit cover surmounted with a finial replicating the details of the flowers stamen. This antique inkwell retains the original removable glass ink pot. Either end of this impressive example of Victorian silverware is fitted with a plain rounded handle. The impressive inkwell was crafted by the renowned London silversmith George Lambert of Lambert & Co and bears the retailer's mark 'Lambert, Coventry St, London' to the rim of the circular foot. The inkwell is presented with an associate sterling silver quill, bearing the maker's name S. Mordan & Co. Condition This antique sterling silver inkwell is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the well and part hallmarks to the surface of the cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Dimensions: Length across handles 21.5cm/8.5" Diameter of well 16cm/6.3" Height 8.5cm/3.3" Weight 19.1 troy ounces/594g (excluding glass liner) Maker: Lambert & Co (George Lambert ) Date: 1890 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian silverware.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.35 in. (8.5 cm)Diameter: 6.3 in. (16 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1890
  • Condition
    see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A86321stDibs: LU120028952203

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    US$140.10 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
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