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Richard Sawyer, Dublin
JANE CORBET YEATS' TEAPOT
LOT SOLD. 938 GBP
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Richard Sawyer, Dublin
JANE CORBET YEATS' TEAPOT
LOT SOLD. 938 GBP
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Yeats: The Family Collection

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Richard Sawyer, Dublin
JANE CORBET YEATS' TEAPOT
decorated with bright cut engraving, crest of the Yeats' family on each side, underside with inscription: 'From JC to JCY'
maker's mark, Dublin standard and date letter
silver, wood handle
32cm., 12 5/8 in. wide ; 644.9gr.; 20oz 14dwt.
1811
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Catalogue Note

This teapot was probably a gift from Jane Armstrong Clendenin (JC) to her niece Jane Grace Corbet, mother of John Butler Yeats and wife of Reverend William Butler Yeats, on the occasion of her birth. Jane Clendenin was living with her sister, Grace, Jane Corbet’s mother, and with Robert, Jane Corbet’s brother, in Sandymount Castle. They are all referred to in William Butler Yeats’ poem Are you content, published in 1938: ' I call on those that call me son, / Grandson, or great-grandson, / On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts / To judge what I have done. [...] He that in Sligo at Drumcliff /  Set up the old stone Cross, /  That red-headed rector in County Down /  A good man on a horse, Sandymount Corbets, that notable man /...'
 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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