Irish interest. A fine Victorian silver testimonial salver, ...





Irish interest. A fine Victorian silver testimonial salver, the field engraved with shells and leafy C-scrolls within cast and applied foliate openwork border with wreathed cartouches, engraved with armorials or vacant and alternating with palmettes, inscribed Presented to Joseph Burke Esqr. Barrister at Law for sixteen years one of the Poor Law Inspectors in Ireland on the occasion of his retirement from his official duties MDCCCLV A testimonial of respect, esteem and gratitude from ninety officers of Poor Law unions at various periods under his charge, 56.5cm diam, by Hawksworth, Eyre & Co, Sheffield 1854 and engraved T Bennett Fecit Dublin, 126ozs  

Provenance: Joseph Burke, the recipient, thence by descent to the present vendor

Joseph Burke QC (1789-1864) of Elm Hill, Co Tipperary was the younger son of Peter Burke by his wife Ann Dowdall, daughter and co-heiress of Matthew Dowdall MD of Mullingar. Joseph Burke's elder brother, the genealogist John Burke (1786-1848), founder of Burke's Peerage, was the father of Sir Bernard Burke CB (1814-1892) Ulster King of Arms

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Auction Date: 5th Dec 2023 at 10am

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