A George III Irish silver Cup given as a gift from a Godmother.
A George III Irish silver Two-handled Cup, Dublin 1770, by Charles Townsend [made a Freeman of the Dublin Goldsmiths’ Company in that year]. The foot of the cup with vertical fluting and the lower body is chased with vertical gadroons below a beaded festoon with shells and four shells below bold floral festoons to the upper convex body. Around the body, is engraved: ‘The Gift of Mrs. Susannah Drought to her Great Grand son & Godson Francis Mooney Enraught Esq.’ The upper body is engraved with a crest on each side for Drought [a rainbow] and Mooney-Enright.
John Drought of Whigsborough, King’s County, born in 1725, married, as his second wife, Susannah Clarke, a widow, the daughter of Adam Mitchell, Esq., of Rathgibbon in King’s County. Their only son and heir, John Drought, was born in 1751, and married, in 1772, Isabella, the daughter of George Meares, Esq., of Dublin. Of their children, Isabella married Robert-James Enraght Moony, Esq., of The Doone, in King’s County and Francis, their son, was born in 1795. Francis Moony Enraght-Moony married Catherine Foot in 1829 and he died in 1857.
Good with minor surface bruising. Light wear to hallmarks.
Height – 25 c,.; Width – 27 cm.; Depth – 13.50 cm.; Weight – 1123.80 gms.