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Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11133
Period: William IV
Year: 1831-1832
Silversmith: John Townsend
Place: Dublin
Price: $ 380.00
Weight: 11 grams
Dimensions: 15 cm
Condition: Excellent, no repairs, original handle securely fastened with original silver pin.

Description: An Irish Georgian silver punch ladle, quite small in size, identical in form to the larger punch ladles, we are not sure if it is intended for punch or another liquid (bowl very similar in size to Scottish toddy ladles, so perhaps an Irish Whiskey toddy ladle?). The bowl is circular, with a substantial pouring lip, and angled handle, the turned wooden handle is stained black. The wooden handle is securely fastened with silver pin, we believe this to be original, with no repairs. The interior of the bowl has 3 hallmarks, makers mark J.T in rectangular punch, partially struck (due to curved surface) harp crowned for Dublin, and clearly struck duty mark for William IV, the punch with 4 indents, this punch was only used in 1831 and 1832. This particular makers mark is interesting, J.T in rectangular punch, it is not recorded by Bennett in his book "Collecting Irish Silver (highly recommended), it is recorded by Jackson (page 655) preserved on a pewter plate, but listed as unknown. Amongst the most likely candidates are John Townsend (1802-1855, usual mark without pellet) and John Teare (1809-1833, usual mark punch with triangle on one side), or a third unknown JT silversmith. Many silversmiths had different variations of makers marks, hence our preference for John Townsend (all suggestions welcome, thanks).
  Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark
Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark

  Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark
Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle

  Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark
Irish silver ladle, wooden handle

  Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark
Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small)

  Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark
John Townsend Dublin silver hallmarks

  Irish Georgian Silver Punch Ladle (Small) - John Townsend - Unrecorded Makers Mark
Small Irish silver ladle with scale

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