Inkstand and two inkwells
Part (each inkwell): 3 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (7.9 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm) Part (stand): 1 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 8 3/8 in. (2.9 x 31.
engraved: on the center of the inkstand: "THIS INKSTAND/ WAS PRESENTED TO/ HONORABLE WILLIAM SULZER/ UPON HIS INAUGURATION/ AS FOURTY-SECOND GOVERNOR/ OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK/ AT ALBANY/ JANUARY 1st 1913/ BY/ FRANK M. PATTERSON" in roman letters engrav
Cast silver inkstand and two silver and glass inkwells; stand in tray form with raised, everted sides with a plain band around the rim; shallow, oval well for pens with two c-scroll rests across the top; two square rests for the inkwells; stand engraved with the Seal of the City of New York above, "THIS INKSTAND/ WAS PRESENTED TO/ HONORABLE WILLIAM SULZER/ UPON HIS INAUGURATION/ AS FORTY-SECOND GOVERNOR/ OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK/ AT ALBANY/ JANUARY 1st 1913/ BY/ FRANK M. PATTERSON" in roman letters; four scrolled feet applied to the base; makers' marks stamped on the base; two square glass inkwells with domed shoulders and silver, circular necks with hinged, circular domed covers engraved, "WS" superimposed.
This inkstand was presented to William Sulzer when he was inaugurated Governor of New York in 1913 by Frank M. Patterson.
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