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A FINE GEORGE II IRISH SILVER BASKET

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A FINE GEORGE II IRISH SILVER BASKET
maker's mark of John Hamilton, Dublin, 1736

Shaped-oval and on pierced reed-and-tie foot, the sides pierced and chased to simulate basket-work, the shaped everted rim chased with lion's masks, winged cherub's masks, cornucopiae, corn sheaves and garlands of fruit, all on a matted ground, the detachable swing handle engraved with ribbon-tied foliage, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on base, the handle apparently unmarked - 14½in. (36.5cm.) long
55ozs. (1,714grs.)

The arms are those of Gore quartering St. George as borne by Sir St. George Gore 5th Bt. (1722-1746) and his brother Sir Ralph Gore (1725-1802), the 6th Bt. later created Baron Gore in 1764, Viscount Belleislein 1768 and Earl of Ross in 1772. These arms were also borne by Richard Gore Esq. (b.1728) of Sandymount, Co. Wicklow
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