An antique silver novelty inkwell, made in Sheffield, England, circa 1885

An antique silver novelty inkwell, made in Sheffield, England, circa 1885

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An antique 19th Century exceptionally rare Victorian Solid Silver Novelty bear baiting desk inkwell, realistically modelled as a bear chained to rugged staff, the hinged head as a cover. Victorian silver novelty inkwells are extremely sought after. This piece features a rare subject related to bear-baiting, a tradition popular in England until the 19th Century. Each part is Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), Sheffield, year 1885 (S), Maker's mark "C.F" (probably Charles Favel of Creswick & Co).

Condition: perfect

Dimensions: 12cm high, 7cm deep, 10cm wide

Weight: 365 grams