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  • CASTLE FREKE PLATTERS AT MARSHS

    The Castle Freke platter: Three pieces of this service sold for 450.

    Three pieces from the Caste Freke dinner service are among the more unusual items to feature at the Marshs auction in Cork on Saturday December 11. This sale was postponed from December 4.  Lot 225 of 474 lots of furniture, jewellery, ceramics, jasperware and collectibles comprises two meat dishes and one lid with an image of Castle Freke, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork.  They are stamped “Lord Carbery’s seat”.

    The original castle on this west Cork site was a 15th century tower house belonging to the Barrys. It was occupied by the Frekes, later to become Barons of Carbery, in 1617.
    The architect Sir Richard Morrison altered the castle to the Gothic style in 1820.  It was burnt in 1910 and re-furbished, but the tenth Lord Carbery had to sell Castle Freke in the 1920’s and it was dismantled in 1952.
    UPDATE:  THEY MADE 450.

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