Large inkwell by Asprey & Co., 1885
Price Code: ££££
Asprey & Co., London
An extraordinarily large and very heavy, Sterling silver mounted cut crystal inkwell with liner. The glass body with deep diamond cut base has a domed Sterling silver neck and cover bearing hallmarks for London 1885, and maker’s marks for W. Leuchars (London & Paris) made for retail by Asprey. The hinged cover with finely detailed engraved armorial crest with shield flanked by winged beasts with the motto ‘FIDEI TENAX’ the family crest of Frederick Glyn, 4th Baron Wolverton (1864–1932). The Glyn Baronetcy was seated at Gaunt’s House in the County of Dorset.
Height: 9 inches (23 cm)
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