Victorian Set of Crystal and Brass Inkwells
An enchanting set of Victorian Crystal and brass inkwells which sit comfortably in a papier mache stand. The stand has been decorated with the Prince of Wales Feathers, inlaid in mother of pearl and wreathed in a ribbon motif, also in mother of pearl, weaving its way around the stands oval perimeter.
The set commemorates the mariage of Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Edward, to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, in 1863. In 1901 he would become King Edward VII.
Such an inkstand was an important piece of equipment. Not only would it have been in frequent use, it was of the chic style and material of its day. It also demonstrated the owner’s support of the Monarchy.
The stand has three little sturdy bun feet and it’s oval measurements are 25.5 cm long by 20.5 cm wide. The inkwells themselves are 5 cm square and 8 cm high. Both stand and inkwells are in wonderful condition.