A GOLD-MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL GOBLET & COVER
the rock crystal body engraved with a crest below earl's coronet, the gold mounts with strapwork enclosing masks and fruit, apparently unmarked
rock crystal and gold
height 8 in.; diameter 3 in.
8 oz 2 dwt (weighable)
In good condition, with typical signs of age and wear.
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The crest is that of Leeson, probably for the 3rd or 4th Earl of Milltown. It is highly unusual for an object of this type to be engraved with an English (or Irish) crest. Also very rare is the fact of the mounts being gold—they would normally be silver-gilt.