Fine 1824 Georgian English Sterling Silver & Glass Inkwell w Tray
The base of the inkwell is hallmarked on the side with the lion passant for sterling silver, the date letter I for 1824, the duty mark of King George IV's head, and the maker's mark AK possibly for Abstinando King.
This piece is in great overall condition. There are a couple of little splits to the side of the base, which may be where the silver was originally joined. You can see an example of this in the sixth photo, please keep in mind that this is hard to notice during normal use, without picking the piece up and inspecting it on eye level. There are no dents, no chips, no cracks, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs.
The inkwell stands about 3 ¼ inches tall, on the base. The base measures about 5 ¾ inches in diameter.
The total weight, including the glass, is 642 grams. The weight of just the base is 106 grams or 3.7 regular ounces, though of course this weight does include the wood inside.