• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 111

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III IRISH SILVER CUPS

    APPARENTLY STRUCK ONLY WITH HIBERNIA AND CROWNED HARP MARKS, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III IRISH SILVER CUPS
    APPARENTLY STRUCK ONLY WITH HIBERNIA AND CROWNED HARP MARKS, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1760
    The upper bodies chased with fruiting vines and "C"-scrolls, centred by rococo cartouches engraved with a baron's coronet on one side and a crest on the other, further chased below the applied girdle with scrolls and aprons of flowers centred by a cartouche on each side decorated with a swan amidst reeds or a duck flying out of the water
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
    26 oz. (1,736 gr.)
    The engraved crest is based on that recorded for Tidcaster of London. (2)


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