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    Charles II Irish silver porringer, Samuel Marsden, Dublin, 1680. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £4,445

    This very rare Irish silver porringer by Samuel Marsden comes up as lot 77 at Sotheby’s sale of furniture, silver, clocks and ceramics which runs online until tomorrow (May 23) afternoon. Only one other example of Marsden’s work is known: a 1679 communion cup and paten at St. Michan’s church in Dublin. He was a warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company of Dublin from 1677-1680 and master in 1681. The estimate for the piece is £4,000-£6,000.

    Among other lots of Irish interest are a set of four Irish George III silver meat dishes with Sheffield plate covers with the arms of Moore, Earls of Drogheda for Charles Moore (29 June 1730 – 22 December 1822), 6th Earl of Drogheda, who in July 1791 was created Marquess of Drogheda. The estimate here is £12,000-£18,000. There is a silver salver by Joseph Johns of Limerick and a soup ladle by George Moore of Limerick, Irish silver goblets, coasters, basting spoons and sauce boats. UPDATE: The Earl of Drogheda silver sold for £13,970

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