Massive Sterling Silver Inkstand
A massive late Victorian sterling silver inkstand by Charles Stuart Harris, hallmarked London 1898. Regency style, rectangular frame with two oval wells with hinged covers and glass inserts, two pen wells, gadroon borders and bracket feet. Inscribed with a crest and presentation inscription: "Merton A Thoms Esq. / a mark of respect & esteem/ from the parliamentary agents society/ 1900". 13.5" (34.3cm) across, 8 7/8" (22.5cm) deep, 55.8 ozt (1736g).
*Thoms, a solicitor and author was a senior clerk (principal clerk of private committees) to the British Parliment.
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