Rare Georgian Irish Silver Counter Dish or Funnel Stand with Repousse Fluting and Beading. Assayed in Dublin in c1735.This rare piece of Irish Silver was most likely a wine funnel stand, possibly used as a bottle stand or any other use. It has well executed repousse fluting and beading decoration to the rim. It is still in very good serviceable condition, measures 4 1/16 (103mm) in diameter. Is 3/8 in height and weighs 45 grams. There are 3 hallmarks on this dish.
W' - for John Wilme. Harp Crowned City Mark for Dublin.
There is no date letter on this piece, a'feature' which we have seen on other pieces of Irish silver from this period. Upon discussing this piece with some experts they believe it's too early to be a funnel stand. And as such they would label it a Counter Dish. The maker/sponsor of this piece, John Wilme, the son of William Wilme, a brewer in Dublin.
Was apprenticed to John Palet in 1709. He became a Warden of The Goldsmiths Company of Dublin in 1736.And was appointed Master from 1739-40. With a hand holding a heart. There are two very small splits in the rim. Photograph - which does not detract from the piece, however we wish to make you aware of this. As you look at this very rare piece. Please see photos and send us a question if further clarity is required. Please see our other listings for additional Sterling Silver and collectable items.
The item "Rare Irish Sterling Silver Counter Dish or Funnel Stand c1735 Dublin" is in sale since Monday, April 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Dishes/Coasters". The seller is "silver-finder" and is located in Kidderminster. This item can be shipped worldwide.