A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT MOUNTED MALACHITE INKSTAND, WILLIAM RUDKINS, LONDON, 1803
plain rectangular with malachite centre, on four foliate bracket feet, the central recess with a silver-gilt mounted diamond-cut glass urn and cover, flanked by two smaller covered urns as ink pot and sander
31.5cm., 12½in. long
Clearly marked to edge of inner rim, to central recess and to rims of all three glass bottle mounts. The finials and base rims to the glass bottles are unmarked along with the two flanking recesses. The glass with a few very small chips but generally very good. Very good condition overall.
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