A beautiful antique sterling silver serving dish with a scalloped border. Handsome plain design. To the centre there is a hand engraved armorial for the Earl of Ormonde in Cork. Excellent patina. Weight 316 grams, 10.1 troy ounces. Diameter 24 cms. Height 4 cms. No date mark. Dublin circa 1735. Maker William Clarke
This early Irish silver dish is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Excellent patina. The engraved armorial is still crisp. Stamped underneath with the Dublin Harp, Hibernia and makers mark - there is no date letter which is quite common with early Irish silver.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
We believe the bowl was made for the Earl of Ormonde in Cork due to the engraved arms. James, 2nd Duke of Ormonde and Earl of Ossory was accused of being a Jacobite in 1715 and fled to France. He forfeited all the family lands associated with the two titles. In 1721 Parliament allowed his younger brother Charles Butler, Earl of Aran to buy the former lands and the titles of Earl of Ormonde and Earl of Ossory. The Earls of Ormonde continued.