Derby (King Street) inkwell

A rare and attractive late Victorian Derby (King Street) inkwell in four parts, a drum shaped well with removable inner well, cover and a seperate stand all well decorated in a Rose Barbeau pattern of trailing and flowing roses, cornflowers and foliage enhanced with gilt sprays. Both inkwell and base marked underneath in red with the King Street factory mark of a crown and crossed batons together with the initials S and H  for Sampson Hancock.

For an identical inkwell see Blackwood and Head ' Old Crown Derby China Works, The King Street Factory 1849-1935 ' Page 388.

Date: Circa 1890
Height: 3 1/2 inches ( 9cm.)  Width of stand  6 inches ( 15cm.)
Condition: Excellent. No damage, restoration or wear.
Item No. 1962.

Price: £ 295