1 December 2005
A GEORGE I IRISH SILVER CUP
MARK OF CALEB ROTHERAM, CORK, CIRCA 1720
Tapering circular and on a spreading foot, with two applied scroll handles, with a central reeded band, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked near rim and engraved with a scratchweight '26=5'
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high
25 oz. (787 gr.)
The arms are those of Cooper, co. Sligo, as granted to William Cooper of Thurgarton, co. Nottingham by William Hawley, Clarenceux King of Arms in 1549/60, It is likely the arms are for Joshua Cooper (d.1758) of Markee, co. Sligo, High Sheriff of Sligo in 1718.
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A similar example, also by Caleb Rotherham, circa 1725, was exhibited Four Centuries of Cork Silver and Gold and is illustrated on page 54, figure 47 of the exhibition catalogue by John R. Bowen and Conor O'Brien.
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