Antique Silver George II Irish Sauce Boat made in c.1750


A lovely and small antique silver Irish Rococo sauce/cream boat.

Date 1750
Made By Robert Calderwood
Location Dublin
Stock Number W145x29
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Maker: Robert Calderwood

A lovely and small antique silver Irish Rococo sauce/cream boat.

One side is embellished with a swan on a lake surrounded by floral motifs and the other a mythical fish amidst foliage.

To the front is a vacant cartouche and to the rear there is a beautiful overhanging shell motif.

A rare piece by one of Ireland’s finest makers of the 18th century.

Dimensions: length 14.2 cm, width 7.8 cm; weight 6.1 troy oz.

Robert Calderwood

Robert Calderwood was one of Ireland’s finest 18th century goldsmiths. He has been described in the past as the Paul de Lamerie of Dublin.

Calderwood’s firm was probably the largest concern of its type in Ireland at this time, and during the period 1727 – 1764, he engaged no less than 14 apprentices, the greatest number recorded in 18th century Ireland.

His business was diverse (he was also known as an importer of Chelsea porcelain) and was responsible for the introduction of the first silver wire-drawing and gold and silver lace manufactory in Ireland, importing specialists from Hamburg and London to run this side of the business.

The Dublin Assay Office records show Calderwood as the most prolific user of their services. In 1754, the Company assayed 52,000 oz. of silver of which Calderwood’s submissions exceeded 4,000 oz. the balance being submissions from over 80 silversmiths.

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