A GEORGE II SILVER INKSTAND, PETER ARCHAMBO I, LONDON, 1742
rectangular with moulded rim, the central detchable candlestick flanked by cylindrical pots for ink and sand, on four claw and ball feet, engraved with a coat-of-arms, crested
22.2cm., 8¾in. long
782gr., 25oz. 3dwt.
Clearly marked to all pieces, the lion passant on the stand is mis-struck while the part marks on the candlestick are a bit rubbed. The glass liner to the ink pot probably later. The surface a little brigth and rubbed. Nice gauge. No obvious repairs. Good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
with N. Bloom & Son (November 1966)
The arms are those of Phillip, 2nd Earl of Stanhope F.R.S (1714-1786), who succeeded to the title on the death of his father in 1720.