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Description: A beautiful example of an early Victorian Irish silver, this melon shaped teapot with pedestal spreading foot base is intricately detailed with foliage and floral detail. The finial is adorned with the fruit and nut of the Irish Oak tree. The handle is leaf capped and there are two cartouches to the sides of the body with engraved initials on one. The spout is leaf wrapped. This piece is typical in size for the period and at one point seems to have had slight repairs carried out to the spout. The hallmarks on this piece are very clearly struck, it was made by a famous Dublin silversmith, J&E Moore. Moore was elected as Master of Goldsmiths of Dublin in 1823-24. This was the highest ranking in the guild at that time.
‘The guild was headed by a Master whose position was similar, but to a much lesser degree to that of the Lord Mayor’. Douglas Bennett, 1984.
J&E Moore made this piece in the year preceding his death in 1849, making it one if the last in his inventory.
Dimensions:Height 7.75″ / 19cm, Width at base 4.33″ / 11cm, Widest point at centre 7.5″ / 19cm
Weight: 895g / 28.77 Troy Oz
Makers: J&E Moore 1815- 1849. Sherriff’s Peer, Dublin. Elected Warden in 1820-3, Master of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin 1823-4