Antique Edwardian sterling silver ink bottle with foliate engraving, hinged lid, British sterling, George Walton, 1909

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ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER INK BOTTLE (Ref: 161138)

DESCRIPTION
This is a highly decorative ink bottle.
The entire outside of the bottle is sterling silver. The silver is engraved in a foliate pattern with swirls, stems, leaves, zigzagging, and other embellishments. The top of the lid and the base of the bottle are plain.
The sterling silver appears to be layered to copper.
The lid is securely hinged to the bottle.
The item is stamped on the side:
"GFW" for the maker George Edward Walton
Anchor symbol for the town of Birmingham
Lion passant for British sterling silver
Lower case "g" for the year of manufacture - 1909
The base of the bottle and inside the lid are also stamped with the lion passant and the letter "g".
The item would make a great desk accessory or just a lovely display item.
The bottle weighs 84 grams.

MEASUREMENTS
The bottle is 2.75 inches / 70 mm tall and 1.25 inches / 35 mm across.

AGE
The bottle is dated 1909 - making it Edwardian.

CONDITION
The bottle has some dents around the edges. The most significant one is at the back above the hinge.
The hinge works perfectly and the top clicks shut nicely.
The sterling silver has polished up well.
Odd reflections in the silver in the photos can be ignored.

SHIPPING
Items are shipped with Australia Post.

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If you purchase more than one item in the same transaction, you will pay a flat shipping rate, regardless of the number of items you purchase.
You will pay the shipping cost of the largest / heaviest item only.
All other items will be shipped for free.
This will be automatically calculated at checkout.

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Shipping from Australia

Items will be shipped within 3 business days of payment, usually sooner.
I ship almost exclusively with Australia Post. I sometimes use a courier service within Australia.
I charge one flat shipping rate for multiple purchases.
If you purchase more than one item in the same transaction, you will pay a flat shipping rate, regardless of the number of items you purchase.
You will pay the shipping cost of the largest / heaviest item only.
All other items will be shipped for free.
This will be automatically calculated at checkout.
Custom fees vary from country to country and payment of them is the responsibility of the buyer.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If a buyer wants to seek a refund, the buyer must get in touch with me within 14 days of receiving the item.
I will refund if you change your mind about the item - the cost of the item only, not the postage costs. The item must be returned to me in the same condition it was sent.
If an item is damaged in transit to such an extent that it can't be used, I will refund the cost of the item and the postage cost paid by the buyer. If the item is slightly damaged, but is still usable or repairable, I will discount the price. I will require proof of damage - an emailed photo will usually suffice.
If an item is lost in transit, I will refund the cost of the item and the postage cost.
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I will refund if the item is not as described. I may ask the buyer to return the item to me. In that case, I will pay for the cost of postage both ways as well as the cost of the item. If the buyer would like to keep the item at a discounted price, I will negotiate a price with the buyer.

Additional

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All of the goods I sell are vintage and most will have had prior owners. For this reason, they are likely to show some signs of age or wear. This is normal and I will only mention specific issues that I think you should know before deciding to purchase.

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