An unusual 19th century sterling silver and cut glass ink well, with the lid having a delicately formed sundial and the motto, 'I Tell Ye Hours Admist Ye Flowers'.
Maker's mark rubbed. Hallmarks for Birmingham, 1876, remain legible.
The lid has a foliate design and clock in addition to the sundial and motto mentioned above. The lid opens to reveal a silver gilt interior. There is a small amount of tarnish to the silver rim when opened but otherwise the ink well remains in an excellent condition throughout.
A charming and unusual piece.
Height (including sundial): 11cm
Diameter of base: 7cm
Diameter of lid: 4.5cm
Weight: 400 grams
UK Mainland: £3.95
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