Rare 17th Or Early 18th Century Silver Travelling Ink Well And Pounce Pot C1700
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Rare 17th Or Early 18th Century Silver Travelling Ink Well And Pounce Pot C1700:
Rare 17th or early 18th century travelling inkwell and pounce pot.
Circa 1690 - 1730This rare silver box is believed to be solid silver, but it is untested. It is unmarked - which is not unusual for early boxes of this period.Total weight: approximately 200 gms.The hinged lid reveals a velvet lined interior with a silver ink pot and pounce pot. There are two holes for quill pens, which may have originally had silver liners. The small silver drawer at the front was designed to hold wafers.
This travelling ink well has several early features: 1. Early form "cardinal's cap" lid.
2. Early "stand away" hinge.3. Late 17th /early 18th century design knob to wafer drawer with iron sprung catch.
4. Early form pounce pot and ink pot with screw lid.Dimensions:
Height: 1 5/8 inches, 4.2 cms (approx)
Width: 2 1/2 inches, 6.4 cms (approx)
Depth: 3 1/4 inches, 8.3 cms catch to the lift up lid is broken.The quill pen holders may originally have had silver liners?
Minor marks and scratches consistent with age. CONDITIONS OF SALEPayment within 3 days of the close of the sale please.Please refer to the photographs, which constitute part of the description.International postage is calculated at cost + £3 for packing. Please ignore the international postage cost which is specified by below. If you are an international buyer please wait for an invoice with the postage charge before making payment. I regret that I am unable to give international postage costs in advance because the item is only packed and weighed after the sale has closed.All parcels are sent using a fully tracked method.No returns.I will be listing other items from my collection over the next few weeks. All listings start at 99p - irrespective of value. Please see my other listings.