Gorgeous antique American 'brilliant' cut crystal & Tiffany & Company, NY hallmarked sterling silver oversized 3 3/8" tall "paperweight" style inkwell, beautiful sparkling hobnail or facet cut base and ornate interlaced "AH" monogram & Oct. 22, 1894 date on the lid: TIFFANY & CO., NY, Pat. 1885 silversmiths! There for the longest time, it seemed like we simply could not find any of these great old oversized inkwells but have come across a couple in the last few months and had the pleasure to offer them here. Overly thick and heavy crystal with a faceted wheel cut base, bubble style reservoir and sterling silver cap & collar. 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 in American 'brilliant cut crystal', the vermeil interior collar is marked Tiffany & Co.. Sterling, the back near the hinge with the patent date. Also unique about this one is that the lid and collar are threaded so the top fastens down with a turn of the lid. A rare Tiffany & Co. sterling treasure, don't miss it!
Very good to excellent condition. Some faint scuffs on the bottom possible but I see no chips or damage. There is also some wear to the gold plate 'vermeil' on the inside. See pictures for all measurements.
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