A mid-18th century English silver Travelling Inkwell.
A George III silver mounted Travelling Inkwell, with inner glass bottle, circa 1760, engraved ‘And. Hunter Fecit London ‘. The lid is engraved with a script capital ‘L’ below an earl’s coronet.
Andrew Hunter of Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, described as a jeweller, died in 1764. Bankrupt in 1762, he is listed as a gold-worker in Kent’s Directory of 1759 and had voted in the 1749 Westminster election when living in Greek Street, Soho.
Good with minor ink stain to inner neck and replacement cork stopper.
Height -7cm.; Width 4.80cm.; Depth – 3.80cm.; Weight – 160.20 gms.