19 November 2002
An George I Irish silver tazza
Mark of Henry Daniell, Dublin, 1724
Palin circular and with moulded rim, on spreading circular foot, the centre engraved with a coat-of-arms within foliate scroll mantling, mark on underside and foot and engraved with scratchweight 21=11
10½in. (26.8cm.) diam.
The arms are those of Humfrey of Cavanacor, co. Donegal quartering Urswick impaling a vacant field, possibly for Henry Humfrey Esq., of Cavanacor (d.1741) and his wife Elizabeth, née Henthorne, whom he married in 1712. No arms are listed for Henthorne in Sir B. Burke, The General Armory of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1884, suggesting the Henthorne family were non-armigerous, which would explain the unusual absence of arms on the female side of the impaled arms engraved on the tazza.
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