A George III pewter clerks inkstand, unmarked, late 18th century
the four removable cylindrical wells with ceramic liners and centred by a lidded container
40.5cm. by 41.5cm., 1ft. 3¾in. by 1ft. 4¼in.
Acquired by Smith, Payne & Smith;
Lindsay Eric Smith (1852-1930) who was a partner of that bank and later at the Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd.;
or his son Evan Cadogan Smith MC (1894-1950) who was chairman of the National Provincial Bank which had absorbed Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd.;
then to his son Sir John Smith
Inventory of the Property of Lindsay Eric Smith at Ashfold, Sussex, 1931, 'Oak Room / A pewter tray with 4 ink pots & string box'