A George I  Irish  silver two-handled cup and associated cover by Thomas Bolton, Dublin 1714, the later cover by William Williamson, probably Dublin, circa 1725
Lot 340
A George I Irish silver two-handled cup and associated cover by Thomas Bolton, Dublin 1714, the later cover by William Williamson, probably Dublin, circa 1725
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,365) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George I Irish silver two-handled cup and associated cover
by Thomas Bolton, Dublin 1714, the later cover by William Williamson, probably Dublin, circa 1725
Tapering form with applied girdle, the lower body applied with stylised strap-work and flutes, leaf-capped beaded scroll handles, on a spreading circular base, the stepped-dome cover with bud finial, engraved with a coat of arms, with associating letter, height of cup 19.5cm, weight total 55.5oz.

Footnotes

  • By repute the cup once belonged to the Kings of Ashanti, the last of whom was deposed in 1906. It is presumed the cup was looted by the natives from a pirate or trading vessel and sent as a present to the King by one of the coast chiefs.
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