A rare pair of William III Irish silver peppers, Thomas Bolton, Dublin, 1696-98
each of inverted baluster form with fluted upper sections above a moulded girdle, the pierced covers with gadrooned rims and mounted coral finials, the bodies engraved with a monogram below a Baron's coronet, the covers engraved with a later crest below an Earl's cornet
9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. high
181.9gr., 5oz. 15dwt.
The later crest and coronet is for the Earl's of Milltown, probably for Joseph Leeson, 1st Viscount Russborough, the Irish peer and politician.