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    Sale 7597

    Important Silver

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 234

    A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER COFFEE-JUG

    MARK OF THOMAS JOHNSTON, DUBLIN, 1761

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III IRISH SILVER COFFEE-JUG
    MARK OF THOMAS JOHNSTON, DUBLIN, 1761
    Pear-shaped and on domed foot with beaded border and chased rocaille, the body chased overall with panels of Chinese figures in landscapes within elaborate foliate scrolls populated with birds, animals and architectural motifs on a textured ground, with a beaded beak form spout, later engraved with a crest, marked near handle and on cover bezel, the base further engraved with a scratchweight '26=10'
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high
    gross weight 27 oz. (830 gr.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN IRISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
    (Lots 226-234)