Four pieces of late 18th/19th century silver-mounted treen
Lot 738
Four pieces of late 18th/19th century silver-mounted treen
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Four pieces of late 18th/19th century silver-mounted treen
To include an early 19th century silver-mounted coconut cup, probably Continental, the nut decorated with line-carved chevrons and arcs, mounted to the rim with a scalloped silver collar, and to the underside with four silver petals and a pierced filigree circular foot, 8cm diameter x 9.5cm high, together with a large late 18th/early 19th century carved coquilla nut cup, silver-mounted to the rim and applied with a silver plaque engraved with a crest of a Talbot hound above the initials 'WHW', the nut carved all over with bands and reserve of flowers and scrolling foliage, 5cm rim diameter x 7cm high, a late 19th century silver-mounted lignum-vitae twin-handled cup, the rim mounted with a silver band engraved with roses and foliage, and issuing two 'C'-scroll handles, the body mounted with five engraved cartouche mounts, the silver marked for London, 1898, with maker's mark for the Pairpoint Brothers (John & Frank), 6.5cm rim diameter x 7cm high, an early 19th century silver-mounted carved quaich, the handles carved with recumbent stags, the exterior with basket weave, a silver plaque to the interior engraved with a thistle and the words 'SGUAB ASE', the silver mount to the rim later engraved 'W. G. Gordon from his Father, 30th July 1859', 12cm wide across handles x 4cm high, and a 20th century silver-mounted fruitwood quaich, with silver print to the interior, and silver-mounted foot and rim, 11cm wide across handles x 3cm high, (5)


  • The basket weave-decorated quaich is similar to two illustrated E. Pinto, Treen & Other Wooden Bygones (1985), Plate 46. The explanatory text on pp. 54 notes, 'in the first decade of the 19th century, some nicely made hardwood quaichs were carved externally in a basket-weave pattern. Some of them are silver-mounted and engraved with Gaelic inscriptions...All give the impression of coming from the same workshop.'
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