SOLD - A Rare Queen Anne Antique Irish Provincial Silver Tankard
The arms are those of the Day family of Youghal and Cork, and can be traced back at least as far as Thomas Day of Youghal who married Susanna, daughter of Jean Roviere, a French Huguenot in King William III's army (see Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, 1877, vol. II, p. 372).
Robert Goble is considered to be the most important silversmith working in Cork during the 17th century; his masterwork was the Cork Civic Mace. He was listed as a Warden of the Cork Goldsmith's Hall in 1665 and 1672, and was Master in 1667. He worked until about 1712.
The double scroll handle, fan-shaped thumbpiece, and gadroon-decorated cover appear on another Cork tankard of about 1710 by Adam Billon. See Cork Silver and Gold; four centuiries of Craftmanship, by Bowen & O'Brien, p48.
Irish Stuart Silver by Tony Sweeney records 8 tankards by Goble dating from 1695 to 1705. The present example maybe recorded as no. 1080
|Weight||15 dwt 32 oz.|