A magnificent Antique George III Sterling Silver Tea Urn with a hemispherical body supported by four impressive claw feet with shell capitals. The Tea Urn stands on a shaped base supported by four semi circular chased fluted feet. The rim of the Body and Base is embellished with a chased stylised leaf pattern pattern. The upper rim of the body has a traditional beaded patterned band. The Tea Urn has a half fluted pattern and is topped with and impressive leaf finial. The Body has a pair of substantial reeded handles. The spout of the Urn has a stylised eagle head at the end and a creamed topped lever.
The back of the urn bares a engraved inscription
At a Meeting of the Mayor Sheriffs and Commonality of the City of Cork
Assembled in the Court of d’Oyer hundred at the Guildhall on the fourth Day of October 1808.
It was unanimously Resolved
That this Piece of Plate be presented to
Thomas Harding Esq. R
our late worthy and revered Chief Magistrate as a Tribute of Gratitude and Esteem
for the Dignity with which he supported the Bank and for the Zeal, Ability
and Integrity with which he discharged the important Duties and of his Office
During his Mayoralty
by order of the Court
Made in London in 1808 by Benjamin & James Smith.
Approx. Weight – 5028g / 161.6oz
Approx. Height – 30.5cm
Approx. Width incl Handles – 34.5cm
Approx. Diameter of Body – 26.8cm
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