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A SET OF FOUR QUEEN ANNE IRISH SILVER SMALL STRAWBERRY DISHES
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A SET OF FOUR QUEEN ANNE IRISH SILVER SMALL STRAWBERRY DISHES

MARK OF JOHN RICKETTS, CORK, CIRCA 1720

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A SET OF FOUR QUEEN ANNE IRISH SILVER SMALL STRAWBERRY DISHES
MARK OF JOHN RICKETTS, CORK, CIRCA 1720
Shaped circular, the up-turned rim chased with flutes, engraved with a crest, marked underneath with maker's mark only, also with scratch weights 3:8, 3:7, 4 and 3:4 ½
4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter; 14 oz. 14 dwt. (457 gr.)

The crest is almost certainly that of Blood, co. Clare, Ireland.
Provenance
A gift from Peggy to David Rockefeller, 1955.
Acquired from Mallett & Son, London, invoiced October 1995.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 396, no. 447 (illustrated).
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The crest of Blood is more usually shown as a demi-figure of Neptune. The nephew of the appropriately named Reverend Neptune Blood (d.1692), so named having be born at sea, was the notorious Captain Thomas Blood, who attempted to steal the Crown Jewels in 1671.

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