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Item:282762027615Home About Us Silver Hallmarks Collecting Antiques Contact Us Description Summary Sterling Silver Unterseeboot / Military Submarine Inkwell - Antique George V (1916) Video View item video... Product Description This exceptional and unusual, antique George V English sterling silver inkwell has been realistically modelled in the form of a German military submarine*. This antique submarine inkwell features hallmarked articulated parts including the bow plane and propeller shafts. The conning tower of this impressive U-boat is embellished with a variety of protruding features, including a communications antenna, periscope and steering wheel. The elongated surface of the submarine is encompassed with an impressive cable style rail. The body of the vessel incorporates engraved torpedo tubes. The hallmarked hinged cover opens to allow access to the original removable glass liner. This German military ship sits to the original painted wood presentation plinth fitted with a shaped rectangular plaque to one side embellished with the inscription**: 'H. L. Marshall, Second Officer. Presented by the Eagle Oil Transport Co Ltd and The Anglo Mexican Petroleum Products Co Ltd. As a memento of the escape of the SS "San Melito" from a German Submarine after being shelled 40 minutes, August 21st 1915.'*** The plinth is fitted with a leatherette covering to the underside. This exceptional inkwell was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Charles & Richard Comyns. * This style of submarine can be attributed to the German word "unterseeboot", otherwise known as u-boot/u-boat. It references a submarine used for military purposes, operated by Germany in the First and Second World Wars. ** This inscription could be erased upon request. *** The SS San Melito was a 12,286 ton merchant navy ship/shell tanker which was owned by The Eagle Tanker Company Ltd and launched onto the River Tyne. During the stated World War I attack this ship progressed to a speed of 15 knots and was struck by one shell, remaining afloat and only slightly damaged. The officers aboard were all presented with a decorative submarine inkwell to commemorate the attack. Condition This antique submarine inkwell is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the inkwell recess, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of the cover and the articulating pieces are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware Dimensions Length 34cm/13.4" Width 11cm/4.3" Height 12.5cm/4.9" Maker: William Comyns & Sons Ltd (Richard Comyns) Date: 1916 Origin: London, England View Our Categories Jewellery collection Silverware collection Rings collection About Us Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us page. Delivery Information Worldwide Postage/Shipping FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. Purchases will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery, Royal Mail Parcel Force, Royal Mail International Signed For, or FedEx. Other delivery providers may be used in extenuating circumstances. Returns Policy Upon receipt of your purchase, you have a 30-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please inform Andrew Campbell immediately on receipt, via the eBay messaging service. For more details see our Purchase Information page. Contact Us If you have any questions at all please just contact us via eBay's e-mail system. You can also or use the Business seller information contact details at the bottom of every listing. Home About Us Purchase Info Silver Hallmarks Collecting Antique Silver Grading View FeedbackCondition:Used, Condition:This antique submarine inkwell is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the inkwell recess, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of the cover and the articulating pieces are all very clear., Origin:London, England, Period:Antique, Monarch:George V, Maker:William Comyns & Sons Ltd (Richard Comyns), Height:12.5cm/4.9", Country/Region of Manufacture:United Kingdom, Material:English Sterling Silver, Featured Refinements:Silver Inkwell, Width:11cm/4.3", Length:34cm/13.4", Form:Realistically modelled as a submarine, Type:Inkwells, Date:1916, Sku:A8634
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