A mid 19th century English silver plated chamleve enamel and chryselephantine inkstand by Elkington
Lot 544
A mid 19th century English silver plated, gilded, champlevé enamel and chryselephantine encrier by Elkington & Co
Sold for £2,880 (US$ 4,837) inc. premium
Lot Details
A mid 19th century English silver plated, gilded, champleve enamel and chryselephantine encrier by Elkington & Co
The shaped circular plate enamelled with geometric floral and foliate designs, centred by an urn issuing two elephants heads, with ivory tusks and trunks forming candle-branches, with removable glass liner and hinged enamelled lid with finial above, the underside stamped 'PUBLISHED BY ELKINGTON & CO. 948',

Footnotes

  • A comparative example was sold by Christies in 25th November 2004. This was a parcel gilt and silver inkstand, similarly stamped underneath 'PUBLISHED BY ELKINGTON & CO. 911'.

    This design was exhibited by Elkington in the International Exhibition of 1862, which was held from May 1 to November 1, 1862, beside the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington, London, on a site that now houses museums including the Science Museum. The exposition was sponsored by the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Trade, and featured over 28,000 exhibitors from 36 countries, representing a wide range of industry, technology, and the arts. All told, it attracted about 6.1 million visitors.

    Related Literature:
    'Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition', The Art Journal, 1862, p. 195.
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