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Irish Provincial Silver Teaspoon - Samuel Green, Cork, Laurence O'Hagan, Limerick     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1806
Period: George III
Year: 1780-1812
Silversmith: Samuel Green
Place: Cork
Price: $ 420.00
Weight: 14 grams
Dimensions: 14.5 cm
Condition: Good, scratches from use.

Description: A rare Irish Provincial teaspoon in the Fiddle pattern, made in Cork by Samuel Green circa 1800, with a very rare Irish retailers mark. The teaspoon is quite long with a narrow bowl, and is hallmarked with incuse makers mark SG for Samuel Green, incuse STERLING guarantee mark, and retailers mark L.O.H in a rectangular punch, which is believed to be for Laurence O'Hagan, a watchmaker and presumably retailer in Limerick. Laurence O'Hagan, Watchmaker appears in the Hibernian Journal in 1791 on his marriage to Miss Quinn and again in 1804 on his marriage to Miss Bryan (source Silver Forums at 925-1000.com, on the Limerick and Irish Retailers marks pages). All the hallmarks are clear, especially the retailer mark, the G from STERLING is only partially struck. Irish provincial silver is quite rare, and often the hallmarks are worn or poorly punched, so this spoon is a nice example. Cork did not have an assay office, so the silversmiths adopted an unofficial STERLING mark to denote the 925 quality standard. This is the only known example of the LOH retailers mark we have been able to trace, this spoon is the example illustrated on the www.925-1000.com website.
Irish Provincial Silver Teaspoon - Samuel Green, Cork, Laurence O'Hagan, Limerick
Irish Provincial silver teaspoon - Samuel Green, Cork

Irish Provincial Silver Teaspoon - Samuel Green, Cork, Laurence O'Hagan, Limerick
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Irish Provincial Silver Teaspoon - Samuel Green, Cork, Laurence O'Hagan, Limerick
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