Swiftian silverware spearheads latest set of Fonsie Mealy lots

Furniture from Castlemorres, a carved white marble group from Iveagh House, a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk from Coolavin, and a silver ink pot from Lissadel are among lots with serious provenance at Fonsie Mealy’s this week.

22nd February, 2015
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Jonathan Swift is renowned as the greatest satirist ever to write in the English language.

Less well known is his exquisite taste in flatware. Consider the elegance of those lethal, two pronged steel forks, the handles of green stained ivory, engraved with the initial JS and the Jonathan Swift coat of arms, all beautifully presented in their original crimson morocco bound case. At the time they were made, forks were still viewed with suspicion as...

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