Seller: huruantiquesandcollectables (3.163) 100%, Location: EDINBURGH, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 283724155346 antiques 2019 Click images to enlarge Description A Victorian Bronze Dolphins and Slate Inkwell Stand. A good quality Victorian inkwell stand dating from around the late 19th C. The base of this stand is made from a large cut slab of grey slate. The top and sides of the slate have been ebonised and have a nice polished lustre. The slate is raised on four little felt feet. These are not original. Two glass wells are neatly housed in circular rebates on either end of the slate base and two longitudinal wells form rests for pens etc. The slate is decorated by two impressive dolphins; raised on oval plinths and with tails entwined. These are securely bolted from the base by two little brass nuts on the underside of the slate base. Please be aware that their are two tiny rebated mounts on the tail sections of the dolphins, possibly for a little handle but this is not present, hence the item being listed W/F. It has also been priced accordingly. Condition: The slate is in good used antique condition. Being a soft material it is prone to chipping and does have some peripheral chipping to edges and marks to the two rebates for pens. All metal is clean and unpolished. As such the doliphins have a nice aged patina. One dolphin has a couple of small patches of verdigris as shown in the images as do the brass nuts. As with many antique/vintage articles the item does have age and use related surface marks and we encourage buyers to review the images that do constitute part of the description. We welcome any enquiries. Dimensions: The slate measures 33cm x 16.5cm x 2cm. Weight: A heavy item weighing 2365g's. Please note the sale does not include the pens etc which are for display only. An interesting antique ink well stand that retain its original functionality and displays well. International buyers must contact for postal rates prior to bidding. Postal rates are non-negotiable. All packages are sent recorded delivery and require a proof of delivery signature. We respectfully ask all recipients to carefully inspect packages and contents prior to providing signature. Please refer to our terms and conditions. Payment We accept paypal payments. We also accept cheques but they must be cleared before any items will be sent. Buyers are also welcome to pick up items in which case we would accept cash. Shipping We do our best to ensure that all items are well packaged to ensure their safe arrival. In the event of rough postal handling and subsequent damage please contact us to allow us to resolve the problem. 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We take pride in the items we sell and the service we provide and our aim is to always try to provide buyers with confidence in bidding and satisfaction in their purchases. With this in mind we also welcome pre-bidding viewing, if you would like the opportunity to look at any of our items prior to placing a bid the please drop us an email to arrange a suitable time. Contact Us Please contact us through the ebay message system with any queries you may have. We are available 7 days a week and will answer any questions as soon as possible. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Good used antique condition with fault: Please scroll down for full condition report and all images that constitute part of the description.