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A LARGE SILVER TABLE SERVICE maker's mark of Thomas William Dobson, London, 1903 Hour glass pattern, each engraved with a crest, comprising, Forty-seven table spoons, one - 1911 Sixty-three table forks Forty dessert spoons Forty-one dessert forks Eight sauce ladles Two crumb scoops Two soup ladles Two gravy spoons Four meat skewers A pair of fish servers Five salt spoons, two single struck, with maker's mark of George William Adams, London, 1853, three with maker's mark of Peter Walsh, Dublin, two - 1839, one 1840 637ozs. (19,838grs.) The crest is that of Guinness for Edward Cecil Guinness, later 1st Earl of Iveagh, K.P., G.C.V.O. (1847-1927), Chancellor of Dublin University from 1908, J.P. Co. Dublin, and High Sheriff in 1876. He was created a Baronet in 1885, and elevated to the peerage as Baron Iveagh of Iveagh in 1891. He was later advanced to a viscountcy in 1905 and to the Earldom of Iveagh in 1919. He married his cousin Adelaide Maria, daughter of Richard Samuel Guinness, M.P., of Deepwell, Co. Dublin, in 1873.
Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, (1847-1927) and thence by descent to his second son,
Arthur Ernest Guinness, D.L., J.P. (1876-1949) and thence by to his eldest daughter
Aileen Sybil Mary Plunkett
Luttrellstown Castle, Christie's House Sale, 26 September 1983, lot 636

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