Inkstand, inkwells and candlestick

On display

The flat-chased decoration on this inkstand's candlestick has always been associated with the pair of Gould candlesticks in the Museum (see WA1946.92). It does differ from the decoration on the inkstand itself, suggesting that the candlestick was a later addition. The hallmarks appear to have been struck with false punches. This is true of other articles by Feline and the probability is that he used them to avoid the 6d. per ounce duty imposed by the Hallmarking Act of 1719.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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Further reading

Schroder, Timothy, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, 2009), 239

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