<p>Antique Irish Miniature Portraits. </p><br><p>Mr & Mrs Hackett, 1860s </p><br><p>Wealthy land owners in Ireland, his father a banker in Tipperary. These portraits are fantastic and very well painted are contained in a perfect gold guilt frames within an outer glass and possibly mahogany type wood case for preservation.</p><p>Both have original paper labels to back with a description of the subjects. The backs of the frames covered in a black paper which does have signs of wear and age as shown. </p><p>The actual portrait is 5.5” tall, the gold guilt frame is 10” by 8.5” and the outer frame is 13” by 11.5”.</p><p>A fantastic pair of historic pictures</p>
Irish SOLID SILVER George III DUBLIN 1770 Hallmarked Large Table Serving Spoon This is a lovely Dublin Hallmarked Solid Silver large table spoon with full hallmarks and a family armorial crest of a griffin or similar to the stem handle. With little use in its lifetime, the shoulders and bowl point are still sharp. Makers Mark and Hibernia Duty Mark are rubbed. Size is 23. 5 cm long x 4.5 cm across widest part of bowl, which has some scraping to the depth of the bowl commensurate with Use and Age. Weight-heavy at 64 grams. This George III period spoon is both beautiful and functional for serving food or as part of a collection Irish silver being more scarce than English silver is very sought after and collectable on its own. This spoon is heavy in weight and thick in gauge. It is a great example in very good antique condition.
Irish Neolithic Small Stone Axe / Adze c.3000 BC. A small axe or adze for woodworking. The stone is probably from a neighbouring outcrop to the porcellanite of Tievebulliagh or Brockley because it shares many of the features from those sites.
The acidic Irish soils have dissolved almost all organic material. These were part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in Ireland.
Irish Neolithic Hollow Scraper Tool c.3500 BC. It is from the townland of Croaghbeg which is about 4 miles south of the Giant's Causeway on the North Antrim coast. The edge beside the hollow is very sharp and could have been used as a trimming knife.
It is a lozenge form, struck from a fine blade which has been snapped to give the shape. This was part of my teaching collection when I lectured at the University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and other academic institutions in Ireland.
These triquetra knot earrings are made from lead-free pewter, and are supplied on hypoallergenic ear wires. Celtic artists worked in a style characterised by a balance of form, delicacy and most of all, by its spirals and interlacing.