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Inkstand (Africana) - Presented to General Botha
Reference: S161
Period: George V
Year: 1915
Silversmith: Mappin and Webb
Place: London
Price: $ 1 250.00
Weight: 490 grams
Condition: Excellent

Description: Plain inkstand with an interesting historical inscription. The glass ink bottles are square cut, and the stand has scrolling borders and knurled feet. The inscription, in both English and Afrikaans, reads: To General Botha in commemoration of the opening by him of the Volksrust-Bethal Railway at Wakkerstroom on his Birthday 27th September 1916". Botha, who was Commandant in charge of the Boer forces in the Anglo Boer War of 1900-1902, became the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa in 1910. He remained Prime Minister until his death in 1919.
Inkstand (Africana) - Presented to General Botha
General Botha inkstand

Inkstand (Africana) - Presented to General Botha
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Inkstand (Africana) - Presented to General Botha
General Botha inkstand hallmark

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