West Kent pen and ink set

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Silver desk unit comprising, silver octagonal tray set on 4 claw & acanthus feet. Rim beaded with scroll & scallop attachments. The top plain with qty 4 rivet heads & 2 beaded mounts to hold the 2 cut crystal (Tyrone) glass ink bottles.

The bottles are square (2 7/8" x 2 7/8") with silver tops, square/bevelled, surmounted by a lion on a crown and engraved The Queen's Own'.

The tray is engraved, 'Presented to the Officers Mess 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment by Lieutenant Colonel A W Dury on his being promoted to a half pay Lt Colonelcy after serving 7 years & 8 months in the Battalion 9th May 1894.