Not such a saucy price for sauceboat

A Cork Georgian silver sauceboat is a feature lot at Woodwards auction of silver, antique furniture and art next Wednesday at 6pm.

Made c 1775 by John Warner and weighing 12 ounces it is estimated at €5,000-6,000. Other Cork silver from a local estate includes a strawberry dish by William Egan (€500-€600), a bright cut tablespoon by John Nicholson (€450-€500), a sauce ladle by Carden Terry (€600-€700) and a pair of dessert spoons by Joseph Gibson (€600-700). There will be about 30 lots of Irish silver, including a Limerick Georgian tablespoon by Sameul Johns (€2,500-3,000).

A Killarney arbutus wood table (€5,000-6,000), a Georgian wine cooler (€1,000-€2,000), a Regency card table (€900-1,100), a set of Cork six bar chairs (€500-€1,000), a Regency sofa table (€500-800) and a pair of Victorian hall chairs (€100-€200) are also included. These estimates are considerably down on what would have been expected five years ago. Art includes work by George Campbell, Brian Bourke, George Gillespie and James Flack, and there is glassware, including a pair of chandeliers (€1,000-1,500) and a selection of porcelain. Viewing is from 2pm to 5pm today and tomorrow and from 10am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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