A George III Irish silver bow corkscrew with ribbed frame
engraved Samuel Fenton, Cork 1748 (last two digits indistinct) bearing Dublin assay marks, Hibernia struck twice and crowned harp (no date letter or maker's mark), hinge pin slightly slack, triangular helix, 6.25cm (closed).
See Jackson revised, p. 621
Michael MacAleer notes that the figure of Hibernia was adopted in 1730 and indicates payment of duty. See also Collecting Irish Silver by Douglas Bennett.
See Front Cover