Georgian, George III, Silver Inkstand. Raised on four claw and ball feet with a gadrooned rim and armorial. The inkstand features two pen wells and three pierced bottle holders containing three cut glass bottles. These bottles are for ink and pounce, the mounts are unmarked with reeded and beaded detail.
The armorial bearing relate to the marriage of George Robert Fitzgerald (1748 - 1786) of Turlough, Castlebar, County Mayo and Jane Conolly (1750 - 1780). Fitzgerald was an eccentric landowner and duellist, known as the "Fighting Fitzgerald". He was found guilty of murdering his father's lawyer and executed by hanging on 12th June 1786 at Castlebar. The heraldry report accompanies this item.
In excellent order with light surface wear commensurate with age. There are some minor losses to the glass bottle bases.
The base of the inkstand is hallmarked for London 1769 by Edward Aldridge II.
Approximate silver weight is 382 grams or 12.2 troy ounces.
Approximate total weight is 720 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 21.5 cm length, 14 cm width and 6 cm height.