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Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
Reference: S1661
Period: Elizabeth II
Year: 1966
Silversmith: Royal Irish Silver Ltd.
Place: Dublin
Price: R 5 500.00
Weight: 195 grams
Dimensions: 13 cm diameter, 2.5 cm deep
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting Irish Silver dish commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising (Irish: Eiri Amach na Casca), also known as the Easter Rebellion or Sinn Fein Rebellion. The dish is circular with a scalloped edge, and contains a sterling silver medallion, with the burning Post Office "AIS EIRI na CASCA", 1916-1966. The back contains 7 signatures who were the signatories of the proclamation, all were executed by the British. They include: Tom Clark, Sean MacDermott, Thomas MacDonagh, Padraig Pearse, Eamon Ceannt, James Connolly, Joseph Plunkett. All were members of the Supreme Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). Their graves in the former military prison of Arbour Hill in Dublin is now a National Monument. The dish has 5 hallmarks in the bowl, including maker's mark RISL for Royal Irish Silver Limited, Hibernia, Harp Crowned, date letter Y and the Sword of Light 1916-1966 Jubilee mark, only used in 1966 to celebrate the anniversary. The medallion is also hallmarked, including maker's mark for Thomas O'Connor and Sons Limited. The dish also has Sheffield import and carat marks (925), and date letter Y for 1966, and SAO for Sheffield Assay Office. The dish also have an engraved crest, and attractive unicorn above a crown.
Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
Irish silver easter rising 50th anniversary dish, 1916-1966

Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
AIS EIRI na CASCA

Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
Easter rising signatures

Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
back of bowl

Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
Crest

Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
Hallmarks SAO

Irish Silver Easter Rising 50th Anniversary Dish, 1916-1966
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