Antique George V Sterling Silver Capstan Watch Inkwell For Sale
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Antique George V Sterling Silver Capstan Watch Inkwell

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An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique George V English sterling silver capstan watch inkwell; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique George V sterling silver inkwell has a plain circular capstan form. The surface of this unusual silver capstan inkwell is plain and unembellished. This impressive inkwell is fitted with a plain hallmarked cylindrical cover which features a gent's pocket / fob watch. The anterior surface of the cover secures with a bayonet fitting and features a velvet lining to the interior; when removed this allows access to the watch held within. This impressive watch has a manual eight-day movement with a winder/crown to the top within a ring loop; the timepiece is in full working order. The black enamel dial of the watch is encircled with applied circular mother of pearl Roman numeral hour markers and incorporates a seconds subdial. This sterling silver inkwell is fitted with a removable silver liner. The weighted base retains the original leatherette to the underside. A capstan is a revolving waisted cylindrical component of nautical machinery used to wind rope and/or cables. Condition: This antique silver capstan inkwell is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The inkwell has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. There is a minor ding to the upper rim; this does not detract from the aesthetically pleasing appearance of the inkstand. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the base have wear in keeping with age and location. The part hallmarks to the hinged cover are all clear. Dimensions: Height when open with watch displayed vertically 15.4cm/6.1". Height to top of mount when closed 8.7cm/3.4". Diameter of base 17.7cm/7". Diameter of cover 7.9cm/3.1". Maker: A & J Zimmerman Ltd (Arthur & John Zimmerman). Date: 1930. Origin: Birmingham, England. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.

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  • Condition Details
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  • Dimensions
    H 6.1 in. x Dm 7 in.H 15.5 cm x Dm 17.78 cm
  • Diameter
    7 in. (17.78 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A6239
  • Reference Number
    LU1200214721532
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Located in Jesmond, GB
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