Unknown Mappin and Webb item

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ftc
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Unknown Mappin and Webb item

Postby ftc » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:46 am

Hi everyone

I really need help identifying this Mappin and Webb piece. Hallmarked for Sheffield and 1912.

Many thanks
FTC

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Re: Unknown Mappin and Webb item

Postby oel » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:12 pm

Hi, I believe it to be be a silver inkwell, should have a small glass liner for the ink.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkwell

Best,

Peer

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Re: Unknown Mappin and Webb item

Postby ftc » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:10 am

Thank you Peer.

I also thought so. I have several inkwells but have never seen one like this. Could find no example on the net. Local dealer says in 30 years he has never seen anything like it. Has ashes in it so was probably used as an ashtray at some time but I don't think that was the initial use.

All the best
FTC

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Re: Unknown Mappin and Webb item

Postby dognose » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:02 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

I suppose another possibility is a cigar-lighter, having lost its burner.

Just for completeness, can you post an image of the marks?

Trev.

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Re: Unknown Mappin and Webb item

Postby ftc » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 pm

Many thanks

Image of marks:

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All the best
FTC


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