Early Victorian Silver Inkstand. Features twin cut glass and silver mounted inkwells, a central cylindrical wax holder with taperstick holder and snuffer. The inkstand is raised on four outswept scroll bracket feet. The border with rich scroll and acanthus detail. The wax holder has a presentation inscription to a James Ferguson, the Master of Alnwick Borough School, dated 1844.
Hallmarked to the underside of the inkstand for London 1840 by Edward, Edward Junior, John & William Barnard. Further hallmarked and part hallmarked to the wax holder, taperstick holder, taperstick nozzle, snuffer, bottle collars, bottle caps and bottle holders. All pieces would appear to be original and matching.
The inkstand is in excellent original condition. The silver is free from dents, creases, splits and repairs. The glass is also in excellent order.
Approximate silver weight is 517 grams or 16.6 troy ounces.
Approximate total weight is 892 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 27 cm length, 16 cm width and 10.5 cm height.