01-12-2018 01-12-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3070B Boston
January 12, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Three Pieces of Irish Sterling Silver Tableware

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3070B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 12, 2018 10:00AM


Three Pieces of Irish Sterling Silver Tableware, two pairs of tea/sugar tongs: one with floriform motif to center, maker's mark "SW," the other with engraved monogram to one side and crest to other, lacking maker's mark; and a small dish with engraved monogram to center, 1810-11, Gustavus Byrne, maker, dia. 4 1/4 in., approx. 4.5 troy oz. total.
Estimate $200-300

Tong with floriform joint with repair to one tine, joint is tight and closes well with only slight shift to one side (see images). Other tongs with slightly loose joint (still closes well and grips align well naturally but can easily shift to one side), finger loops bent. Dish with engraving removal/re-engraving to center (surface slightly thinner), scattered pinprick dents.

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