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    IRISH SILVER AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK SALE

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

    A number of lots of Irish silver and an Irish wine cooler will come up at Sotheby’s sale entitled Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture in New York on April 16. There are salvers, coffee pots, cruets, tankards, a dish ring, a punch strainer, tureens, salts, a beer jug and a carved mahogany wine cooler, probably by Williams and Gibton ($12,000-18,000). The most expensively estimated Irish silver lot is a coffee pot by Robert Calderwood, Dublin 1728 ($12,000-18,000). The catalogue is online. Here is a small selection:

    An unusual coffee pot by Robert Calderwood ($12,000-18,000)
    A wine cooler probably by Williams and Gibton ($12,000-18,000)

    KINSALE SILVER MARROW SCOOP SELLS FOR £8,000

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

    What was possibly a world record price for a piece of Kinsale flatware silver was scored at auction at Lawrences sale of silver and vertu at Crewkerne in Somerset, England today. A c1730 marrow scoop by William and/or Joseph Wall Kinsale sold for £8,000 at hammer over an estimate of £2,500-3,500. The scoop has an engraved crest below another crest and a Baron’s coronet.

    This Kinsale silver marrow scoop sold for a hammer price of £8,000