An oak inkwell carved from Lutine timberAn oak inkwell carved from Lutine timber

An oak inkwell carved from Lutine timber, dated 1799

£ 5,800.00


Circa 1860




Height: 8 ¾ inches (22cm) Diameter: 13 inches (33cm)

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This large and historically interesting inkwell, or standish, is carved from timber recovered from the wreck of H.M.S. Lutine.  It has a central inkwell, with a bud and oakleaf cover, supported by three dolphins within a circular dish within a ribbon tied wreath.  The inkwell is carved with two escutcheons bearing the arms of Lloyds of London and the dish with ‘1799 La Lutine’.  English, circa 1860.

Height: 8 ¾ in (22cm) Diameter: 13in (33cm) £5,800

The Lutine, a prize taken in 1793, was a 5th rate battleship of 32-guns.  She was wrecked on a bank near Vlieland, Holland in 1799 with a vast fortune in gold on board.  Much of this was subsequently recovered in 1860, along with artefacts including her famous bell, which now hangs at Lloyds of London, and is still rung every time a ship insured by them is lost.

We have been working with the same trusted delivery team for over twenty five years. They are not only experienced specialists in packing and handling antiques and delicate items, but they are reliable, will liaise with you directly and will always go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best service.

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Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles has developed an extensive wealth of knowledge and is extremely passionate about the antique world so please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions.

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