London, South Kensington
15 May 2001
A PAIR OF GEORGE III IRISH SILVER CUPS
MARK OF CHARLES TOWNSEND, DUBLIN, 1770
each inverted bell form body raised on a pedestal foot, with a central reeded band and two applied leaf capped scroll handles, later decorated with foliate scroll bird and cartouche motifs - 13.5cm (5 1/4 in), 29oz.
See Illustration page 25 (2)
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