Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this wonderful George I Irish solid silver cup/wine cooler made in Dublin, 1726.This cup is magnificently decorated and is usually large in size and weight, making for an excellent display centrepiece as part of interior decor as well as for practical modern-day uses. Traditionally, such cups (albeit normally of smaller proportions) would have been made/referred to as 'loving cups' and would be used as a shared drinking container at weddings and banquets. However, owing to its oversized proportions and accommodating shape, this cup may also be used as a bottle holder/wine cooler, easily holding one large bottle of champagne or two medium-sized bottles. Additionally, why not indulge in some luxurious & creative ideas and come up with some unique practical uses that are suitable today such as a fruit bowl, confectionary holder or even a flower vase?The exterior is fully embellished with beautiful hand chased motifs of flowers, acanthus leaves, scrolls and geometric patterns. The two cast handles on either side complete the overall aesthetic proportion whilst also providing an ergonomic holding experience. The armorial engravings on this cup are those of the family of Dawson impaling Peel. These armorial bearings undoubtedly commemorate the marriage of The Right Honourable George Robert Dawson, of Moyola Park, Castledawson in the County of Londonderry (born 24th December 1790 died 3rd April 1856) and Mary Peel (born 27th June 1784 died 15th January 1848). George was an Anglo-Irish politician who became friends with Sir Robert Peel; who is best known as being the founder of the Metropolitan Police in London. (Further Genealogical/Heraldic Interest in the photo section).
Due to its impressive presence in size and ornate decorations, this cup would likely grace any dining table and immediately elevate the elegance and opulence of the decor. Whether be it amongst other antique wares or perhaps as a juxtaposing element of contrast within a modern interior setting, we believe such quality artistry as seen on this cup has a place regardless of setting and remains a timeless piece of silver artwork.
A Hibernia hallmark (for Dublin) and a date mark for 1726 are present on the side of the cup.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the Irish cup only.
- Size (cm) H:18.5cm W:16.5cm/27cm with handles.
- Size (inches) H:7.28 W:6.49/10.62 with handles.
- Weight: 1190 grams (38.25 Troy oz)
Great Condition - The cup is in great antique condition, with no major damage or issues. Some slight indentation (as shown in the last photo) on the interior base is present but cannot be seen from the exterior/does not affect the shape.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
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