D.S.C.G. silver plated inkwell

Description

A silver plated inkwell made by the Duchess of Sutherland Cripples Guild, circa 1910.

The inkwell is shown in the D.S.C.G. showroom catalogue (No.190a), circa 1910. It is described as a silvered copper inkstand. To my mind this is one of the more successful designs by the Guild as it has a lovely shape and sense of proportion. 

The inkstand has a copper inkwell which fits very well. I’m not sure whether this is original to the piece.

The base of the inkwell is stamped with the D.S.C.G. makers mark. Unusually, it also has what looks to be a retailers stamp. The Guild did sell through various retailers in both Staffordshire and London. This included the upmarket London store of Waring and Gillow thanks to the involvement of Lord Waring in the Guild’s activities post 1907.

Details

Dimensions:    5 1/4″ in diameter and 3 1/2″ tall

Condition:    Good. Some loss of plating to edges and to the very tip of the lid as shown in the pictures

Price:   £200