THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A PAIR OF IRISH SILVER TWO-HANDLED CUPS, WILLIAM TOWNSEND, DUBLIN, CIRCA 1793
bell form with molded girdle, leaf-capped double-scroll handle, engraved on one side with contemporary arms in rococo cartouche, on the other side with matching crest
marked on bodies, but no date letter
29 oz 5 dwt
height 5⅜ in.
Old surface with minor scratches from use, some slight fissuring from making, 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.
J. H. Bourdon-Smith, London, 1994
The arms are probably those of Becher or Beecher.