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Large Glass Inkwells, 1887-1900

Price Code: SOLD

Reference: 6765, 6764

(Left) an extremely handsome heavy glass ‘Partners’ inkwell, the large, silver-plated cover with deep collar and double hinge would have sat on a partners desk allowing the inkwell to be accessed from either side. The glass body of the inkwell has a deep cut starburst base. The ‘Partners’ inkwell was a patented design by London cabinetmaker George Betjemann, (grandfather of Sir John Betjeman) also responsible for the design of the Tantalus, a lockable decanter set, patented in 1881. English, circa 1900.

Size: 9 inches (23 cm) tall, footprint 5 inches (3 cm) square.

Price Code: SOLD

(Right) a spectacularly large, and massively heavy glass and silver mounted inkwell, the large domed, hinged cap with ornate monogram, the body superbly polished with a heavily cut hobnail base. Bearing English hallmarks for 1887, and maker’s marks to the collar and inside of the cap, for William Thornhill of Bond Street, purveyors of fine silverware from 1878-1891. (Approximate weight: 5 kilos!).

Height: 6 inches (15 cm), diameter: 6 inches (15 cm) at the base.

Price Code: SOLD

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