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A George II Large Silver Treasury Inkstand of Irish Interest, Edward Wakelin, London, 1755

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A George II Large Silver Treasury Inkstand of Irish Interest, Edward Wakelin, London, 1755

A George II Large Silver Treasury Inkstand of Irish Interest, Edward Wakelin, London, 1755

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A George II Large Silver Treasury Inkstand of Irish Interest, Edward Wakelin, London, 1755

of plain rectangular form, on four splayed bracket feet and with centrally hinged covers, one full-length above the pen compartment engraved with crest and coronet, opposite four covers above four compartments, one fitted with a holder to secure a glass inkwell, now missing, the other with a well for seals, 

marked on base, two covers, and seal container, the latter maker’s mark only four times, engraved on base, seal well, and inkwell holder No. 1 each in oval frame, the base with scratch weight 89=3 and 86


85 oz 10 dwt

2659 g

length 11 1/2 in.

29.2 cm

Engraving of crest and coronet worn. As noted re. marks. Otherwise good, substantial.


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The crest and coronet are those of Fitzgerald, under a Marquess’ coronet, probably for James, created in 1761 Marquess of Kildare and in 1766 Duke of Leinster, 1722-1773, who married in 1747 Emilia Mary, daughter of Charles, 2nd Duke of  Richmond and Lennox. The family seat Carton, co. Kildare designed by Richard Castle (Cassels) 1690-1751 with alterations by Morrison in 1820 is considered the largest in Ireland. It is now a hotel and two golf courses. The Dublin townhouse, Leinster House, also designed by Castle is now the Irish Parliament. Its design was used by architect  James Hoban for some aspects of The White House in Washington DC.