2 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A GEORGE II IRISH SILVER SALVER
MARK OF JOHN HAMILTON, DUBLIN, 1737
Shaped circular on three scroll feet, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on the reverse, further engraved with a scratchweight '50"14'
14½ in. (37 cm.) diam.
48 oz. (1,480 gr.)
The arms are almost certainly those of Coghill. The ommission of the engraved lines indicating the tinctures (colours) used in the arms makes a definite identification difficult however the arms are almost identical to those used by Sir John Coghill (d.1699), Master in Chancery in Ireland, the only variation being in the second and third quarters with a plain rather than and indented chief.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Almost certainly unique, this exceptional domino set and music box has the most illustrious and fascinating provenance
Carlo Scarpa took the traditions of Venetian glassblowing and created some of the 20th century’s most innovative designs
Specialist Joy McCall answers 7 key questions for prospective buyers of the legendary French glassmaker’s exquisite pieces
Harry Williams-Bulkeley on everything from cutlery to candelabras and sourcing that show-stopping centrepiece