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    Sale 7628

    Important Silver Including a Collection of Viennese Silver-Gilt Mounted Hardstone Works of Art

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 199

    CHARLES CHETWYND, EARL TALBOT'S FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF DROGHEDA
    AN IMPORTANT GEORGE III IRISH VARI-COLOURED GOLD INLAID SILVER-GILT FREEDOM BOX AND COVER

    DUBLIN, 1816, MAKER'S MARK E.M, RETAILED BY WEST

    Price Realised  

    CHARLES CHETWYND, EARL TALBOT'S FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF DROGHEDA
    AN IMPORTANT GEORGE III IRISH VARI-COLOURED GOLD INLAID SILVER-GILT FREEDOM BOX AND COVER
    DUBLIN, 1816, MAKER'S MARK E.M, RETAILED BY WEST
    Circular, the detachable cover applied with the arms of Drogheda within an applied vari-coloured gold wreath of roses, thistles and shamrocks and fruiting grapevines all on textured ground, the sides similarly decorated, the base engraved with an inscription, marked inside cover
    3½ in. (8.7 cm.) diam.
    6 oz. (189 gr.)
    The inscription reads 'TO His Excellency Charles Chetwynd Earl Talbot LORD LIEUTENANT GENERAL AND GENERAL GOVERNOR OF Ireland THE FREEDOM OF THE CORPORATION OF DROGHEDA is herein most respectfully Presented by THE MAYOR, SHERIFFS, ALDERMEN & COMMON COUNCIL, Pursuant to their unanimous Vote on the 11th Day of June 1818 In testimony of the high sense they entertain of his Public and private Virtues'


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    Provenance

    Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot of Hensol (1777-1849) and by descent


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 198-199)