OF THIS ITEM
Victorian 786g Solid Silver Desk Pen Tray Stand Cut Glass Inkwell J Round 1894
The cut glass (crystal?) inkwell bottle appears to be original to the stand and is offered in good antique condition. There are no chips or cracks only the odd minor nibble commensurate with age. It measures approximately 8.75cm across and 7.2cm high, excluding mount. The only negative to this inkwell is that the mount has become detached from the bottle and has a split on the collar. My jeweller has inspected the lid and believes it could be repaired simply and remounted without issue, if required. The hinge is in good working order. The maker of the lid is different to that of the tray but my research into this maker indicates he specialised in making mounted cut-glass objects to fit other items and as the date letters both indicate 1894, in my opinion it is original to the tray, however, please see pictures and make up your own mind. The maker is Henry Manton of Birmingham and the piece dates to 1894, like the tray. Again, please note this item has not been cleaned professionally.