An Extremely Rare Pair of Dublin George III Soup Tureens and Covers Joseph Jackson 1790
An Extremely Rare Pair of Dublin George III Soup Tureens and Covers Joseph Jackson 1790 .The arms are those of Cockburn, possibly a descendant of John Cockburn (1765-1758) and his wife Martha (nee Rich) both of Kilkenny. They were the parents of the Venerable William Cockburn (1721-1776), Archdeacon of Ossory and James Cockburn (1723-1809) who succeeded his cousin as the 5th Bt of that ilk on 9th January 1800. Sir James was Lieutenant general, Brigadier general and quarter Master General in North America and married Letitia, daughter of Luke Little of Carlow.
Joseph Jackson was free of the Dublin Goldsmith’s Company in 1775 and was responsible for a diverse selection of objects made in the last quarter of the 18th century. He had a shop in 7 Hoeys Court south side and was apprenticed to Robert Glanville in 1761.He was elected warden of the guild in 1791 to 1793 and Master in 1795-96. He was an exponent of both the Adam and Irish rococo styles where his work displays a note of individuality. He died in 1807.
Each navette-shaped on spreading foot, with two reeded scroll handles, the detachable cover with cast loop-shaped finial. Fully hallmarked to top of body near handle and to the rim of each lid. The lids bear a crest and the body has a full armorial to the front. They are 17 1/2 inches Long (44cm) by 12 1/2 High (33cm). They weigh 5,634 grams or 181 troy ounces and 3dwts. This pair of Irish Soup Tureens and Covers are illustrated in The Price Guide to Antique Silver by Peter Waldron page 156 illustration 482.
This Extremely Rare Pair of Dublin George III Soup-Tureens and Covers Joseph Jackson 1790 are priced at £125,000 Sterling.
Similar Pair of Dublin Soup Tureens sold in Christies King Street on 7 June 2011 Sale 7969 Lot 316.
Provenance: The late Group Captain WAC Heyman Sotheby’s London 5th February 1970 Lot 208