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    An Irish 18th century oversized silver tankard. UPDATE: THIS MADE 6,100 AT HAMMER

    An Irish oversized silver tankard made in Dublin in 1783 by Thomas Johnson is among the prime lots at Hegarty’s Valentine’s Day online auction next February 14 at 5 pm.  It is among an important collection of Irish silver in a sale that will include antique furniture, collectibles, art and jewellery.  The tankard features double c scroll handles, a bulbous body with design in relief, clear hallmarks and a circular platform base and is estimated at €8,000-€10,000.

    Another piece certain to generate interest is a Cork silver coffee pot made by John Nicholson c1760 when silver making flourished in the southern capital.  The George III piece features a finial cover,  cartouches, a decorative spout and a circular platform base.  The estimate is €1,000-€3,000.  The catalogue is online.

    A George III Cork silver c1760 coffee pot. UPDATE: THIS MADE 4,700 AT HAMMER

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