J E Caldwell Presentation Sterling and Gold Double Inkwell and Stand 60 oz
A rare sterling silver double inkwell in the form of a barrel with gold strapwork in a Russian trompe l'oeil style and bolted to a stand with a pen rest. Each gold band is individually finely bolted around the barrel. There is an applied shovel and pick on each end of the stand. This was probably a special order from J E Caldwell and presented to a mining magnate, John Brockman who was part owner of Commonwealth Mines in Pearce, Arizona. The inkwells have glass liners. Marked J E Caldwell. Height 4 7/8"; length 6" by 3 3/4" wide. Extremely heavy i.e. 60 troy oz.