Antique Silver George III Inkstand made in 1764


A charming small antique silver early George III inkstand which has a wonderful ‘Chinese Chippendale’ design,  that was so fashionable in the early 1760s.

Date 1764
Made By Charles Hougham
Location London
Stock Number W236x2
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Maker: Charles Hougham

A charming small antique silver early George III inkstand which has a wonderful ‘Chinese Chippendale’ design,  that was so fashionable in the early 1760s.

The inkstand still retains its original bottles.

There is a section for placing sealing wax between the bottles and a place to lay the pen.

It is fully marked on the underneath of the inkstand, which  can be pulled out if needed and correctly hallmarked on both sides of the cage of the inkstand.

Dimensions, length 16.5 cm, width 8.5 cm, height 5 cm.

Charles Hougham

Charles Hougham

Son of Soloman Hougham of the parish of St John in the County of Surrey linendraper, apprenticed to Henry Corry 4 July 1764, on payment of £15. Freedom unrecorded.

Mark entered as smallworker, 11 January 1769. Adress: Aldersgate Street, Second mark, 11 May 1769. Appears as bucklemaker, Aldersgate Street, in the Parl. Report list 1773, and entered marks as such, 1773-9.

Third mark, as plateworker (two sizes), 24 January 1785, Address :138 Aldersgate Street, Fourth entry (seven marks), 4 November 1786, same address, Heal records the above address and adds Charles and Solomon Hougham, goldsmiths, same address, 1790-6 , Charles Hougham, goldsmith , Aldersgate Street, died 18 January 1793(European Magazine, The Gentleman’s Magazine )

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