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Art Nouveau Elkinton Silver/ebonized Wood Inkwell,flint Glass,sterling Dip Pen For Sale
A most impressiveBirmingham hallmarked Elkinton & Co. Art Nouveau silver mounted ebonized wood base double inkwell with original flint glass inserts and a sterling silver dip pen. The inkwell was some type of commemorative or presentation piece. It is marked at the top of the swirl under the flowers on the silver backdrop 'South Africa 1900-02'. There is a sterling silver plate affixed to the front of the wooden base stamped withBirminghamhallmarks marks for 1911 along with the Elkinton makers mark. It is also engraved C.M.A. & O.C.I.D. S.A.F.F. 1900-1902. The wooden base measures 11 1/4" long x 7" wide x 1" thick. The wood is ingood shape with only some minor nicks and scratches. No cracks, breaks or gouges. The finish shows some wear in spots but not bad. The heavily silverplated inkwell is cut in true to period Art Nouveau design. Decorative highlights include a pair of man in the moon faces at both ends of the pen rest. Thesilver is invery nicecondition with no dings or bends but there is a tiny wingtip broken off the wing at the right side(pic 2 for best details). The inkwell is tight to the base(one of the mouting bolts on the base is a replacement). The heavy octagonal shapeflint glass insertsare free of cracks but do show some minor chipping around several of the edges. The Victorian sterling silver dip pen is a nice addition. It measures 8" long including the 1" nib. It's in nice condition with no dings and has a very unique shape. It's stamped sterling. A lovely old piece with some obvious history. Starts low with .
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Art Nouveau Elkinton Silver/ebonized Wood Inkwell,flint Glass,sterling Dip Pen: $310