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    Cork silver tankard by Robert Goble

    A Queen Anne Irish silver tankard by Robert Goble, Cork c1700 sold for £21,250 at Christie’s in London today. From the collection of Mrs. Henry Ford II from Eaton Square in London and Turville Grange in Buckinghamshire it had been estimated at £3,000-£5,000.

    Also from the Kathleen Ford collection was a set of seven George III silver dishes by Robert Calderwood, Dublin c1760. Complete with the St. Leger arms from Doneraile in Co. Cork these sold for £17,500 over a top estimate of £8,000. The arms are those of St. Ledger with Deane in pretence, for Hayes St. Ledger, 4th Viscount Doneraile (1702-1767), of Doneraile Court, Co. Cork, M.P. for Doneraile, and his wife Elizabeth (d.1768), daughter and heiress of the Rt. Hon Joseph Deane (1575-1715), Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer of Ireland, whom he married in 1722. The large meat dish was at the sale of the property of Mary, Viscountess Doneraile; Sotheby’s, London, at Sotheby’s in London in 1958 and from there it passed into the estate of Henry Ford II. A pair of George II Irish silver counter dishes by John McLoughlin, Dublin c1740 and an Irish silver salver by George Hodder, Cork c1760 sold as one lot for £10,000 over a top estimate of £3,500.

    Two paintings by May Guinness RHA, Girl Reading and Autumn Flowers sold for £18,750 and £16,250 over top estimates of £8,000 and £10,000.

    The auction achieved £3.98 million and was 96% sold by lot and 93% sold by value. The final total for the combined Ford Collection sales was £22.5 million. Bidders from 35 countries took part.

    (See posts on for February 8, March 27 and April 11, 2021)

    A set of seven George III silver dishes by Robert Calderwood

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