Mid 19th century Sheffield Plated (silver plate on copper) twin inkstand with central taper stick holder. Features twin cast handles and raised upon four bracket feet. The ink bottles and mounts would appear to be original as the rim pattern matches that of the stand.
There is some copper bleed and some losses to corners of the glass inkwells. No dents or splits to the stand itself. The inkstand stands level on a flat surface. There will be surface wear commensurate with age.
The fleur-de-lis mark to the underside was used by Aaron Hadfield (almost exclusively cutlery) and Waterhouse & Co of Sheffield. The mark is almost certainly that of Waterhouse and Co, which would date it to around 1835.
Approximate weight is 1.629 kilos.
Approximateb dimensions are 32 cm length, 20 cm width and 11 cm height.