Sold for £170
The inkstand is in good to fair overall condition with some signs of wear consistent with age throughout. Some marks and scratches. Some discolouration to metal mounts and some small pit marks to metal. Indent where bell has hit.
LATE VICTORIAN DOLPHIN INKSTAND,
the body formed of horn, the white metal tail mounted with bell, white metal fin, head and fitted inkpot, the oblong oak base with pen groove and mounts for holding mallet (lacking), 33.5cm high
Condition reports indicate issues visible to the naked eye. Whilst every effort is made to provide accurate and honest condition reports, none of our staff is a professional conservator or restorer. Any condition report offered should be accepted as an indication of any obvious issues or problems or the lack of them. The condition report does not form part of any contract between McTear's and the buyer, and all lots are offered "as is" in accordance with our Terms of Business in the printed catalogue and available on our website.