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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword at Charterhouse Auction

An unusually large glass inkwell is just one of a number of silver lots in the Charterhouse auction of silver, jewellery, watches and antiques with a selection of wine on Friday 27th March.

“It is just the sort of excess which a Victorian or Edwardian gentleman would have had on his desk to deal with his correspondence.” Commented Richard Bromell. “It was an age before telephones, faxes and computers ruled and the pen was mightier than the sword, although I am not sure whether there would have been enough hours in the day to use all the ink up with a quill!”.”

The glass inkwell is 20.5 cm in diameter and weighs as much as four and a half bags of sugar!! On the top there are silver mounts hallmarked for London 1903 which open up to reveal a large pocket watch, ideal so you can keep an eye on the time, providing you remember to wind it up. This marvel of Edwardian excess is estimated at £300-500 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer.

However, this sale is not the only auction in February for Charterhouse as they have their classic cars, motorbikes and automobilia auction at the prestigious Bristol Classic Car Show in Shepton Mallet. Here, there are starter classics such as a Morris Minor convertible, through to Aston Martin’s, Rolls Royce’s and Bentley with the odd modern thrown in such as a TVR Tuscan. Viewing for the sale is on Friday 6th February 10-4 and on the saleday from 10. Entry to this auction is by catalogue only (£17 prepaid) which also gets two into the show on the Saturday, and with some £500,000 worth of metal going under the hammer it will be a sale not to be missed.

For further information regarding these sales or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via their web site