Fine 1824 Georgian English Sterling Silver & Glass Inkwell w Tray. Presented is a fine Georgian English sterling silver and glass inkwell. This piece is dated 1824. The inkwell itself is heavy, clear glass, with a hinged sterling silver lid. The inkwell sits on a round under-tray, which is sterling silver with wood set in the bottom and a felted underside.The style of the piece is simple and elegant, and this would make a great addition to any study or office. The base of the inkwell is hallmarked on the side with the lion passant for sterling silver, the date letter I for 1824, the duty mark of King George IV's head, and the maker's mark AK possibly for Abstinando King. This piece is in great overall condition. There are a couple of little splits to the side of the base, which may be where the silver was originally joined. You can see an example of this in the sixth photo, please keep in mind that this is hard to notice during normal use, without picking the piece up and inspecting it on eye level. There are no dents, no chips, no cracks, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs. The inkwell stands about 3 ¼ inches tall, on the base.
The base measures about 5 ¾ inches in diameter. The total weight, including the glass, is 642 grams.
The weight of just the base is 106 grams or 3.7 regular ounces, though of course this weight does include the wood inside. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Inkwells". The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.