A photo of the inkwell from the Liberty sketch book is available on request.
This unusual and rare arts and crafts silver inkwell is made by William Hair Haseler for Liberty & Co, the design attributed to Oliver Baker. The inkwell includes classic Baker features of riveted strap work and coiling wirework. This inkwell is marked W.H.H for Haselers who made all Liberty’s Cymric silver and appears in the Liberty & Co silver sketch book at the Westminster Archive with model number 658.
Price range: £1-5,000
Maker: William Hair Haseler
Designer: Oliver Baker (attrib)
Date : 1904
Marks: W.H.H, Birmingham, date letter “e”.
Material: Sterling silver
Condition: Excellent. Birmingham anchor mark rubbed. Replacement liner
Size: 8.5cm diameter, 4.5cm high
Weight : 3.5 oz, 99 grams