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Absolutely gorgeous vintage 1927 English brilliant cut crystal & sterling silver 4” square single inkwell with facet or ‘hobnail’ design wheel cut base that shimmers like diamonds, cut pen tray or holder grooves in the top and elegant sterling silver cap with engraved "J.R.B. 1878-1928" dedication! Isn’t this one beautiful! It's been quite some time since we had the pleasure to offer one of these great old sterling & cut crystal inkwells but this is actually one of two that we’re adding today. Nearly identical though the sterling top on this one is a bit more attractive with its bulbous top and inscription. Often referred to as paper weight inkwells, these heavy treasures are fabulous decorative accents and getting harder and harder to find at a reasonable price. This one especially fine with the expansive crystal body, pen or quill holder grooves cut into the top and simply a stunner visually. The sterling collar bears English hallmarks for the silversmith Francis Higgins of London and the date mark is for 1927 so just a few years shy of being "antique". From the "brilliant cut crystal" era a true pleasure for us to offer. A treasure, don't miss it AND, be sure to browse our other beautiful inkwells & desk top items while you're with us. Thanks!
Very good to excellent condition. Possibly a tiny nip and some scuffing to the base but no larger chips or cracks to note. There are some tiny dark spots visible on the sterling top, just tarnish we missed before photographing and we'll polish them out before mailing. See pictures for all measurements.
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Vintage 1927 English Brilliant Cut Crystal & Sterling Silver 4” Inkwell, Facet Cut Base, "J.R.B. 1878-1928" Inscription
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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