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    A four piece tea set made by Royal Irish Silver in Dublin in 1969 is a highlight at Woodwards auction of silver and collectibles in Cork on February 27.  Antique Irish silver pieces include a salver by Samuel Le Bas, Dublin, 1865, a soup ladle with shell bowl by William French, Dublin, 1771, a fiddle pattern sugar tongs by Richard Sawyer, Dublin, 1814 and a sifter ladle by John Smyth, Dublin. There is a collection of Chelsea porcelain figures as well as some Waterford Crystal. The catalogue is on-line. Here is a small selection.

    Four piece Royal Irish silver tea and coffee service profusely embossed and decorated in Irish farmyard style on twist legs with paw feet and lionmask knuckles, 1969 1,975g (2,000-2,600)  UPDATE: THIS MADE 1,800

    A George IV Irish silver bright cut strainer spoon with Old Irish point handle with crest by John Sheils, Dublin, 1810, (800-1,200)  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A George III Irish silver sauceboat with reeded rim and scroll handle, on three shell capped pad feet by George West, Dublin, c.1795, (350-450).  UPDATE: THIS MADE 320

    A George II Irish silver wine funnel with beaded rim and removable strainer by William Williamson, Dublin, c.1750, (550-750).  UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    A Victorian Irish silver sifter ladle with fiddle pattern crested handle by John Smyth, Dublin, 1858. (100-140). UPDATE: THIS MADE 80

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