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CLADDAGH RING, THOMAS MEADE, KINSALE OR GALWAY, CIRCA 1700

LUGGALA, PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HON. GARECH BROWNE

CLADDAGH RING, THOMAS MEADE, KINSALE OR GALWAY, CIRCA 1700

CLADDAGH RING, THOMAS MEADE, KINSALE OR GALWAY, CIRCA 1700

LUGGALA, PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE HON. GARECH BROWNE


CLADDAGH RING, THOMAS MEADE, KINSALE OR GALWAY, CIRCA 1700


Size P1/2, inscribed ACM, maker’s mark T. Meade.

Inscribed ACM, stamped T. Meade, the final 'e' only partially visible, areas of discoloration to metal, evidence of repair to shank near shoulder, gross weight approximately 4.7 grams. With areas of repolishing to interior of shank.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's. We do not guarantee, and are not responsible for any certificate from a gemological laboratory that may accompany the property. We do not guarantee that watches are in working order. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue, in particular to the Notice regarding the treatment and condition of gemstones.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Ida Dellamer, ‘The Claddagh Ring’, Irish Arts Review, vol 12, 1996, which mentions the present two rings by Thomas Meade, one ‘marked T.Meade’, and another ‘with the punch “T.M” struck twice’, as being among the four earliest datable rings of the Claddagh type, from around 1700.