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  • Posts Tagged ‘Galway Silver’

    A WORTHY ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION

    Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

    This c1730 George II Galway octagonal waiter or small salver sold for a hammer price of £16,000 at Gorringes of Lewes, East Sussex on March 30. It was made by Mark Fallon, whose work is exceptionally rare, and it will be a worthy addition to any collection. There are marks consistent with wear but the hallmarks are clear. It had been estimated at £6,000-£9,000. The hammer price will incur fees of 23% plus VAT. If it is to be brought back to Ireland there will, in addition, be importation fees of 13.5%.

    AN 18TH CENTURY GALWAY MUG AT BONHAMS

    Saturday, April 1st, 2017

    18th century silver mug by Mark Fallon  UPDATE: THIS MADE £15,000

    A rare 18th century silver mug by Mark Fallon, Galway c1730 which was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1974 to 2003 comes up at Bonham’s in London on April 5.

    One of only three known secular pieces made by Mark Fallon the mug is straight sided with a double scroll handle and engraved with two crests. The Jacobite Galway, which supported the Catholic King James II, was besieged and captured during the Williamite Wars in Ireland from 1688-91.

    Trade and industry suffered as oppressive laws led to the departure of many families. Because of this Galway silver is rare and most surviving pieces were designed for religious use.  The c1730 mug by Mark Fallon is estimated at £12,000-15,000.

    UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £15,000