Raised on Pedestal Foot
T.R in crenellated punch, Dublin, c1770-87



The deep round basket having pierced pales below circlets and punctuated by flowerheads, circled by foliate garlands and swags supported by acanthus leaves and suspending an applied oval to each side,

one crested with a wyvern with wings addorsed, (Fairbairns 70.1,),

above the initials P over H * E

(with initials given, possibly for families Palmer, Peacock, or Penleaze),

vacant applied shield on a stippled oval ground to the reverse;

 all over further foliate piercing and below a gadrooned upper rim;

raised on a pedestal foot

with solid waist above a spreading foot with further pierced pales and gadrooned footrim;

the handle with floral and foliate chased decoration; shaped blue glass liner


The mark probably that of Thomas Rourke, Jackson’s Revised, p. 655. 

The Hibernia in an oval punch, and harp without oval or rectangular punch.


Condition : Excellent; handle slightly out of round - minor; one small dent to a garland;

no breaks or repairs observed to piercing;

2 minor lines beneath rim gadrooning that do not go through - likely in making;

liner likely a replacement


5” High, 6.5” High to top of handle




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Rare George III Irish Silver Pedestal Sugar Basket, Dublin, possibly Thomas Rourke, c1770-87