A wonderful and highly decorative late eighteenth century standish or inkstand made from English Sheffield plate (silver on copper).
Standing on four elegant legs, the base has a pierced or reticulated gallery and each holder for the inkwells with a complimentary design. The two original inkwells fit perfectly.
There is a central storage compartment for sealing wax, seal, nibs etc. topped by a handled chamberstick ready to melt the sealing wax and create light for writing.
Excellent condition, measuring 9" x 5 1/2" x 4 3/4" at tallest.
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