GEORGE III IRISH PROVINCIAL SILVER WINE FUNNEL STAND
Joseph Kinselagh, Cork, c1780
Marked Twice with "JK" & "Sterling"
Of heavy gauge silver, the round stand with a domed and crested center, surrounded by a finely reeded border, the crest of a unicorn’s head erased ppr., (Thomas Carr, MD, 15 Albert Terrace, Blackpool*, Cork, Ireland – Fairbairn’s 298/10); marked to the rim verso with script JK twice, and STERLING
Thomas Carr, Freemason and author of “The Ritual of the Operative Free Masons”, was chosen “to open in London a Master Masons’ Lodge in the VII?, to enthrone three Master Masons, and “to carry out all other work in accordance with the ancient usages and established customs as Enthroned Master Masons have done in all ages.” This Carr did at the Bijou Theatre, Bedford House, 3 Bedford Street, Strand, London on Wednesday 21st May 1913, and the Lodge continued to meet thereafter.”
*Blackpool is a town in southwest Ireland in County Cork, known as “Belfast of the South”, due to the industry there, which includes tanning, bacon curing, brewing and distilling. “Black pool” is also the derivation of Dublin (from the Gaelic Dubh Linn, meaning Black Pool).
Condition : Excellent, marks rubbed but legible
4.25” Diameter / 2.4 oz.
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George III Irish Provincial Silver Wine Funnel Stand, Joseph Kineslagh, Cork, c1780, crested for Thomas Carr, Freemason and author of "The Ritual of Operative Free Masons"