Gordon Russell Inkstand


Another great inkstand designed by Gordon Russell, circa 1925.

The inkstand is made of gilding metal and is beautifully designed and made. The edge of the inkstand has simple chased decoration. A cylindrical body holds a ceramic inkwell. The hinged lid is also circular and has a decorative finial. The top of the inkstand has several holes, presumably to hold fountain pens.

The inkstand is marked to the base with the usual “Lygon” mark and “R&S” for Russell and Sons. This design (variation of design No.391) is illustrated in a catalogue of designs held by the Gordon Russell Museum. It is highly likely that this piece was made in the Gordon Russell workshops in Broadway.


Dimensions:   7 1/4″ at widest diameter by 3″ high

Condition:   Good. The ceramic inkwell has a crack but is still intact. The top finial has been bent in slightly on one side

Price:   £495