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Carden Terry

A Pair of George III Goblets

Carden Terry

A Pair of George III Goblets

By Carden Terry and Jane Williams
Cork, c. 1805

6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
16 oz. 7 dwt. (571 gr.)


Each on spreading foot, the ovoid bowl with bright cut decoration of geometric motifs, gilded inside, engraved with a coat-of-arms within neoclassical laurel garland, marked underneath.

The arms are those of Galbraith, for Sir James Galbraith 1st Bt. (b.c.1759-1827) of Shanevally, co. Donegall. He was M.P. for Augher in the Irish House of Commons from 1798 until 1800. He was created a baronet in 1813. On his death in 1827 the title became extinct.
 

The best known Cork silversmith was born in 1742, the son of John Terry, a burgess of Cork and Sarah nee Carden. Apprenticed in Cork he travelled to London and Dublin, returning to Cork in 1770 where he worked until his death in 1821. In 1791 his daughter Jane married the son of a jeweller, John Williams who went into partnership until John died in 1806. After that his wife Jane joined her father in the business. Their collaboration proved a success considering the amount of plate they produced but also the quality of their work.

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