A Victorian silver inkwell in the form of a cockatoo by J.C.Edington, London 1859  (loaded)

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Lot 390
A Victorian silver inkwell in the form of a cockatoo
by J.C.Edington, London 1859 (loaded)

Sold for £ 1,750 (US$ 2,115) inc. premium

Jewellery and Silver

2 Dec 2015, 10:00 GMT

Edinburgh

A Private Collection of Inkwells
A Private Collection of Inkwells
The following 63 lots are from the Inkwell Collection of The Late Sir Clive Bourne
Sir Clive Bourne bought his first inkwell in the 1970's, after his wife commented that she thought it a good thing for a man to collect. Sir Clive had an eye not only for luxury items, but also for the unusual and quirky, and as his passion and enthusiasm for inkwells grew, so did his collection. Resulting in a comprehensive collection of over 450 inkwells, each inkwell reflects Sir Clive's delight in the joy of collecting and his appreciation of the good things in life, wherever manifest.
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A Victorian silver inkwell in the form of a cockatoo
by J.C.Edington, London 1859
Perched upon entwined branches, with applied leaves, one end terminating in a chamberstick, upon a rocky base set with an oval inkwell, the hinged cover with engraved presentation inscription and enclosing a blue glass liner, height 25.5cm. (loaded)

Footnotes

  • The inscription (rubbed) reads;
    Alexander Shekleton from his nieces M.M ????? (illegible), and A.B? Shekleton as a token of their gratitude 1873.
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