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Travelling inkwell

A travelling inkwell with glass bottle, by Wright and Davies London 1876 .
Price: £795.00
                                                                                                        This inkstand works on a principle derived from the Ransome patent, manufactured by De La Rue and Company. The original design and patent were made by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies Limited of Ipswich (better known as makers of agricultural equipment) in 1861. In 1864, they licensed the manufacture of their design to leading stationers, Thomas De La Rue, who made changes to the design. Although many examples can be found in other metals, they appear in the catalogue of the Army and Navy Stores and are still collected today. This seems to be one of very few known silver examples.


An agate seal with gold-coloured mounts (untested), circa 1825. The matrix is engraved with the arms of Meyrick impaling those of Vane (for the Dukes of Cleveland).
Price: £795.00
                                                                William Henry Meyrick (1790-1865) married Lady Laura Vane on 24th February 1823. Meyrick was the son of Thomas Meyrick and Elizabeth, illegitimate daughter and heiress of Admiral Augustus Keppel (1st and only Viscount Keppel). Meyrick was Lieutenant Colonel of the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards and portraits of him survive by Hoppner and an anonymous artist.    Lady Laura Vane (1807-1882) was the youngest daughter of William Henry Vane, (Earl of Darlington and future 1st Duke of Cleveland). She is depicted in a family group with her husband in a portrait auctioned in 2002.

 Inkwell modelled as Roman lamp An inkwell modelled as a Roman lamp with working wick and original, decorated glass liner, by James Charles Edington London 1852 (also marked on lid).
Price: £475.00
Gold pencil A gold pencil modelled as an umbrella with a pearl forming the handle, unmarked circa 1860 .
Price: £385.00
 inkwell A glass inkwell with silver mounts, by Thomas and James Phipps London 1817 .
Price: £330.00
Sealing wax case A tubular sealing wax case made in Schoonhoven in 1799 by IK (probably Jacob Kooyman).
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pencil Mordan Riddle London 1828 A George IV propelling pencil with hardstone terminal, by Sampson Mordan and Gabriel Riddle London 1828 also stamped S. Mordan & Co. Makers and Patentees, the terminal initialled {B} .
Price: £245.00
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Price: £220.00
 Seal An armorial seal, unmarked circa 1740, engraved with the arms of KNIGHTLEY.
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Price: £185.00
Gold seal

A gold seal with uncut cornelian on 4 legs circa 1820.
Price: £180.00

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Price: £175.00
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Price: £165.00
 Seal An unmarked silver fob seal, circa 1780 engraved with a coat of arms (probably for PYNNER of Mitcham).
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 Seal A silver seal with impression of a garb circa 1750. The seal is suspended from an 18th century facetted steel ring, visible in the scan/
Price: £125.00
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Price: £110.00
A silver seal maker's mark illegible, with monogram {I W} circa 1770.
Price: £80.00
Pencil holder A double-ended silver pencilholder for two pencil stubs with threaded ends by Arthur Downing, Birmingham 1902 engraved 'W.Hanks'.
Price: £65.00
A silver seal unmarked with initials MT circa 1770.
Price: £65.00