King’s Royal Rifle Corps Desk Blotter, 1890
King’s Royal Rifle Corps Desk Blotter, 1890
King’s Royal Rifle Corps Desk Blotter, 1890
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King’s Royal Rifle Corps Desk Blotter, 1890

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 30cm (12in) x 22cm (9in)

Silver mounted calamander, silk lined. A 60th Rifles  officer's book form blotter, the Indian calamander front applied with a King’s Royal Rifle Corps Officer’s helmet plate of the 1878-81 pattern, the back cover of blue morocco, and interior containing sheets of blotting paper.

In the 19th century an informal tradition was established whereby the silver elements of a retired officer’s uniform were repurposed as domestic objects with a practical purpose. The Crown Jeweller Garrard, Royal Stationer Walter Jones of Sloane Street, and Vickery of Regent Street number among the prestigious London firms that carried out this bespoke work.

 30cm (12in) x 22cm (9in)

Silver mounted calamander, silk lined. A 60th Rifles  officer's book form blotter, the Indian calamander front applied with a King’s Royal Rifle Corps Officer’s helmet plate of the 1878-81 pattern, the back cover of blue morocco, and interior containing sheets of blotting paper.

In the 19th century an informal tradition was established whereby the silver elements of a retired officer’s uniform were repurposed as domestic objects with a practical purpose. The Crown Jeweller Garrard, Royal Stationer Walter Jones of Sloane Street, and Vickery of Regent Street number among the prestigious London firms that carried out this bespoke work.