English Sterling Silver 3 Bottle Lion Paw Ink Stand 1764 Family Crest For Sale
RARE GEORGE III STERLING SILVER 3 BOTTLE INK STAND; LION PAW FEET; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this extremely rare early George III sterling silver three bottle lion paw ink stand.
Bearing period engraved family crest. A crown atop framed medallion, as shown.
From the not often seen Edward Aldridge in 1764.
Fist listed 1724 as small worker. Second mark 1739 as large worker. Listed with his son Edward Jr. from 1762 till his death four years later.
Classic raised rectangular form.
Elegant slender petal gadroon rim.
Centre with pierced diamond and panel supports. Holding what we believe are the original diamond shoulder cut bottles, later covers.
Period crest as noted.
Wells for two pens.
Atop boldly cast "hairy" ankle lion paw and claw feet.
English 1764 sterling silver three bottle ink stand is 10 1/4 inches by 6 1/2.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling construction 23 (standard) ounces, without glass and covers.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The beautiful lion paw feet and gadroon borders decoration retains its original crisp hand chased detail. Stands perfectly even on table. The cut glass wells in fine state. The covers likely later. Original pin to underside securing the supports, as shown.
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We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted if condition, country or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund shipping.
Remember these are antiques with expected wear normal use. Returnins because you failed to read the listing correctly, or we did not note the tiniest few scuffs, shallow pinhead bumps or mildly bent rim is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
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We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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English Sterling Silver 3 Bottle Lion Paw Ink Stand 1764 Family Crest: $555