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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 95

    A GEORGE I IRISH KILKENNY SHALE WINE COOLER OR CISTERN

    CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE I IRISH KILKENNY SHALE WINE COOLER OR CISTERN
    CIRCA 1720
    The oval fluted basin on a tapering plinth
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high; 28 in. (71 cm.) wide; 21 in. (53.5 cm.) deep


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    This Kilkenny shale cistern is almost certainly the product of William Colles's marble works in Kilkenny, founded in the 1730s and cisterns, table tops and chimneys were all noted as being produced by them through the 18th Century.
    A similar example sold for 32,900 pounds (inc. premium), Christie's house sale, The Manor House at Clifton Hampden, The Home of Christopher Gibbs, lot 147.

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    Provenance

    Louis Cohen's garden, Dublin, Ireland.