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Rowland Ward Silver Desk Inkwell Dip Pen Stand Victorian Horse Taxidermy Writing For Sale
This is for afabulous top quality Victorian desktop inkwell & pen stand in the form of a horse hoof. The hoof has been mounted with a silver plated horse shoe on the base complete with detailing to the nails. This is marked with the name 'Rowland Ward Ltd, 166 Piccadilly', who was regarded by many as the finest British historicaltaxidermistof his time, specialising in big game hunters and said to have been visited regularly by King Edward VII. The top of the hoofhas a silver plated overlay made to look like the horses hair and this is mounted with a hinged lid that reveals the inkwell inside. The work to the silver is superb, and the patina that has built in thehair all adds up to make the finish exceptionally lifelike. The lid of the inkwell has two ornate stands to hold a pen across and inside the inkwell is the original glass liner with metal rim. It is an impressive piece thatis in excellent condition, there are no dents in the metal, no wear to the detailing, no cracks or chips in the glass liner which is original and fits perfectly inside, the hoofhas somenatural flaws underneath but that's all....i The base measures 130mm (5") by 105mm (4") and it stands 120mm (4.75") tall. Please check out all the other antique smoking and writing implements, scientific and optical instruments, art deco and art nouveau items and all the other vintage ladies and gentlemans accessories i am selling this week. I will always combine shipping to save postage costs.
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