THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A LARGE IRISH SILVER CRUET, MAKER'S MARK JM PROBABLY FOR JOHN MOORE, DUBLIN, 1762
cinquefoil form, central baluster handle and shell and scroll feet, engraved with contemporary arms, fitted with three casters engraved with heron head crest and two cut-glass bottles with silver caps with matching crests
marked on base, handle, bodies and covers of casters, maker's mark only on base, with scratch weight 45*17
height 7¾ in.
Lead solder repair below handle, chips to base and side of one bottle, very minor chips to base of second bottle, otherwise good.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Firestone & Parsons, Boston, 1992
This maker's mark has recently been attributed to J. Morgan of Clonmel.