This is a wonderful antique sterling silver inkstand with hallmarks for Sheffield 1899 and the makers mark of James Dixon & Sons.
The shaped oval tray with leaf and scroll cast rim is raised on decorative scroll feet and supporting twin cut glass ink wellswith sterling silver hinged covers, bearing hallmarks for Birmingham 1899 and the makers mark of Henry Matthews.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 7.5 x Width 20.5 x Depth 14
Weight 14.4 troy oz-Weight of base only
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 5 inches
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Our reference: 09130
J Dixon & Sons -founded 1806 inSheffield, was one of the major British manufacturers in theIndustrial Revolutionof the19thcentury.
They were the best-known manufacturer ofBritannia metal, and also the world leader in manufacturing shooting accessories till the lateVictorian era. They produceda variety ofother items: from precision tools to aircraftpropellors. They were particularly famouswhistlemakers, known for their outstanding quality. They were one of the 4 great whistle makers, the others beingWDowler& Sons,J Stevens & Son&T Yates.
Their shop was located first at Silver Street (1806),Cornish Place(1822) Sheffield .
Their registered trade mark since 1879 was a Trumpet with a Banner hanging from it. Although registered in 1879, the "Trumpet with Banner" logo was used for many years before registration and appears on many of their silver plate pieces. Besides whistles, they were one of the foremost names in silver plate and sterling tableware including silver tea services and hollowware pieces. They also made silver ware serving pieces and had a widecatalogueof patterns. Their tea sets and hollowware pieces are very valuable as antiques.
In 1915 the company sold its stock to an Italian Company and ceased manufacturing shooting accessories.
The firm continued to be a family run enterprise until 1976. Since 1976 The company was purchased and was in an American ownership.
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