OVER THE NEXT WEEK, I WILL BE LISTING SOME VERY DECORATIVE, UNUSUAL AND STYLISH ITEMS OF ENGLISH, AMERICAN, CONTINENTAL AND CHINESE EXPORT SILVER. THIS IS A VERY UNUSUAL PIECE OF VICTORIAN WHIMSY.
NOVELTIES SUCH AS THIS PARROT ARE VERY HARD TO FIND. The well modelled sterling Parrot is perched on a sterling and ebony stand, there is a chain attached. The stand has a sterling holder for the WAX TAPER. The base has a sterling hinged inkwell, this is modelled as a BASKET OF FRUIT. There is a presentation engraving'TO GEORGE WOBELL FROM THE DUFFER, SEPTEMBER 1861 George Wombell was a British baronet, he was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1861.
On his death, he was the last surviving officer of the Charge of the Light Brigade. The Parrot inkstand is fully hallmarked to the Parrot on perch, taper holder, inkwell and stand. All pieces are marked for James Charles Edington, London 1852. 21.5cm high (nearly 8.5 inches). I have had a special interest in CHINESE EXPORT SILVER since the early 1990s and have owned many, many wonderful pieces.
I have a good eye and knowledge and completely stand behind the items I sell. I want repeat business from happy customers. Please see my other auctions for more CHINESE EXPORT, ENGLISH, AMERICAN and CONTINENTAL SILVER.The item "Victorian STERLING SILVER Novelty INKSTAND. C EDINGTON 1852" is in sale since Thursday, August 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".com" and is located in Leeds. This item can be shipped worldwide.