It has Normal patina to silver and Gilt from age and use over the years. Some Gilt is worn through. I did not do anything as far as cleaning this piece at all. There are no dents or dings.
There are 4 panels of design on each of the square inkwells. There are 2 glass inserts for the ink and they fit the holes perfectly , so I would assume that they are original to the piece. The dragon or mythical beast has a lot of detail. The weight of this set not including the glass is about 494 grams.The base measures about 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches and it sits about 6 inches tall to the top of the antlers. The item "Old Tuck Chang Chinese Export Gilt Solid Silver Inkwell Ink Well Deskset Dragon" is in sale since Saturday, March 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "weezie24" and is located in Lakeland, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.