A very rare and wonderful Early Georgian Irish provincial silver two-handled cup of excellent weight and quality. Campana form with quintessentially Irish twin harp-shaped handles, a reeded girdle and a spreading circular base, engraved on one side with a crest of a double-headed eagle.
Struck with the makers mark and STERLING. Joseph Johns of Limerick, was an important figure who was both Sheriff and Mayor of Limerick and had a long career. For a similar example see Douglas Bennett Collecting Irish Silver p. This crest is for families Ashbee, Atkinson, Ballingall, Blaxland, Boyle, Cassy, Crumbie, Gays, Glascott, Goodman, Greaves, Hanrott, Harrison, Kilner, Kingdon, Lindsay, Lloyd, Longsdon, Lumley, Meade, Noone, Reid, Rossiter, Stephen, Strong and Stronge.
The cup is in lovely collectors condition, having some age-related wear to the marks and the crest. Joseph Johns mark is unmistakable though. It is possible that the handles have been re-seated at some time during the nearly 300 years since it the cup was made. The cup stands firmly on a flat surface and does not wobble.
Joseph Johns Limerick c 1735. I have many stunning pieces of collector's silver in my shop, please look at my other items. I aim only to list antique silver items that are without damage, repair, alteration or undue wear. My silver pieces are ideal as special gifts, for collectors, for investors, or for resale by dealers. I provide clear descriptions and photos.
The silver is photographed in flat natural light, but silver is so reflective that black spots from the camera and other reflections are sometimes unavoidable. Please check the dimensions of the object carefully as apparent size can be deceptive. Bank details provided on request. Sizes, weights etc are all approximate. The item "Rare Irish provincial silver two-handled cup Joseph Johns of Limerick c 1735" is in sale since Thursday, November 11, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cutlery". The seller is "carlyonsilver" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.