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ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER INKWELL 1906 ASPREY & CO EXCELLENT

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ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER AND CUT GLASS INKWELL BY ASPREY & CO LONDON This is an elegant antique hallmarked solid silver tray / inkstand and solid silver lidded cut glass inkwell crafted by one of Britain's highest ranking silversmiths Asprey & Co London which held Royal Warrants (see maker's notes below). DESCRIPTION Silversmiths Hallmark: Asprey & Co London Date & Assay Hallmarks: Birmingham 1906 Dimensions: 7.50 cms high x 7.00 cms diameter x 17.50 long There are three good visible sets of hallmarks on the silver tray, the silver rim, and inside the silver lid where it is also engraved in full "ASPREY LONDON". CONDITION The Silver is in good condition but please note that as you would expect from any antique the item has general wear comensurate with its age - see pictures. I am sure that in the right hands this beautiful piece will polish up like new. The cut glass inkwell is also in good and clean condition with no visible scratches or chips. The lid and hinges are firmly in place. ABOUT THIS COLLECTORS PIECE This superb collectors piece exudes the level of quality that you expect from the high standard of workmanship produced by one of Britain's oldest most prestigious makers. The elegant cutglass inkwell and lid with the fine monogram lettering gives this stylish piece an extra feel of exclusivity. If so desired the initials on the lid can be easely flooded so that it can be re-engraved or left plain. BACKGROUND NOTES ON THE MAKER Asprey & Co Ltd is a famous London firm of jewellers, silversmiths and retailers of luxury goods. Established in 1781 by William Asprey the company moved in 1847 to its current premises in New Bond Street, London. From the mid-19th century and onwards it was acclaimed as one of London's most leading silversmiths. It received Royal Warrants and its importance grew from the 1920s. The company focussed more on high end luxury goods from the 1970s. It merged with the Crown jewellers Garrards in 1999 for three years and now has premises in New York and Hong Kong and other major cities. Millers Silver & Sheffiled Plate Marks book (John Bly) references Asprey & Co London as one of the most Important British Makers, descibed as: "...among silversmiths there are a few names that stand out as being responsible for a consistently high standard of design and craftsmanship". POSTAGE & PACKING UK: Special Delivery £6.50 Overseas buyers - Please email me before bidding (for guidance postal rates below) Europe: Insured international signed for delivery £8.95 U.S. & Worldwide: Insured international signed for / airsure delivery £10.95 Because of previous negative experience bids from biders with less than 5 wins are not accepted.

 302111405358726951 ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER INKWELL 1906 ASPREY & CO EXCELLENT
 302111405358726952 ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER INKWELL 1906 ASPREY & CO EXCELLENT
 302111405358726953 ANTIQUE SOLID SILVER INKWELL 1906 ASPREY & CO EXCELLENT

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