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IRISH GEORGE III Sterling Silver Skewer by John Shields. Dublin 1804.

Stock No. 8216
£575.00
Maker Hallmarked
JOHN SHIELDS (worked c.1775-c.1800)
Dublin 1804

Elegant IRISH GEORGE III sterling silver skewer.
Maker: John Shields. Dublin 1804.

Engraved beneath the ring is a contemporary family crest of MOORE showing a Moor's Head facing left with a crescent engraved on the neck and a bandana around the forehead. The crescent indicates that the crest belongs to a second son.
The very clear hallmarks and maker's mark are stamped on the reverse of the skewer. Although originally these skewers were used while cooking a roast, today they make excellent letter openers and this one would be particularary useful for that purpose.

Length: 12.5 inches (31.75cm)
Weight: 3.25 troy ounces (101 grams)

Sterling silver
Condition: Very good

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