Online-Only Auction, 8 - 15 July 2019
About this Item
the moulded rectangular serpentine-shaped base surmounted by a scroll-and-leaf carrying handle, with seal supports, raised on four bun feet, fitted with a pair of silver-mounted glass inkwells, Henry Matthews, Birmingham, 1900, hinged, chips, the inkstand 28,5cm long, 630g
Formerly the Property of Mr TDH Long, (born 1871). He arrived in South Africa in 1896 and served as a sergeant in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He served throughout the South African campaigns before joining the staff of Government House, Cape Town in 1901, where he remained in service for thirty years as the 'Head Messenger'. Thence by descent to his daughter Edith Long and his granddaughter Joyce Reypert.