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Sterling Silver 'Frog' Inkwell, Antique Edwardian, 1904



An exceptional, unusual, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver inkwell in the form of a frog; part of our antique diverse ornamental silverware collection. This exceptional antique Edwardian English sterling silver inkwell has been modelled in the form of a perched frog. The surface of this impressive novelty silver inkwell is embellished with embossed details reproducing the details of the frog's anatomical features, in addition to the formal attire comprised of trousers, buttoned jacket and bowtie. This unusual and rare silver inkwell is fitted with an impressive hinged hallmarked sterling silver cover modelled in the form of the frog's top hat. The cover opens to allow access to the removable glass ink liner. The figure is perched on the rim of a plain oval platform, incorporating a sunken well. The weighted base bears green baize to the underside. Dimensions: Length 11.6cm/4.6" Width 8.9cm/3.5" Height 9.9cm/3.9" Weight: An accurate weight of silver cannot be provided as this inkwell bears a weight base. Maker: Samuel Jacob Date: 1904 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique novelty silver inkwell.


  • Creator
    Samuel Jacob (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.9 in. (9.91 cm)Width: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Depth: 4.6 in. (11.69 cm)
  • Style
    Edwardian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. This antique silver inkwell is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the frog's body and oval dish, in addition to part hallmarks to the posterior surface.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A98491stDibs: LU1200220327782

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    $142.35 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Jesmond, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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