Antique Irish Silver Dublin Georgian Sauceboat William Townsend 1775
Antique Irish Silver Dublin Georgian Sauceboat William Townsend 1775, weight 225 grams, 17cm length over handle by 7 1/2cm wide by 10 1/2cm high.
Antique Irish Silver Dublin Georgian Sauceboat William Townsend 1775 is priced at £1,150 sterling.
William Townsend was a hugely successful silversmith who produced a wide range of goods. He holds the distinction of having a street named after him. An honour only bestowed on three other Dublin silversmiths namely Thomas Bolton, David King and Isaac D’Olier. Townsend was apprenticed to Christopher Kindt in 1718 who was involved some of the finest chased pieces in early 18th century Irish silver. He became a Freeman in 1736 and elected Warden from 1746-9 and Master the following year. He was elected to the Common Council City of Dublin in 1755. He also became Assay Master in from 1770 to 1775 the year of his death. He had a few apprentices but possibly the most interesting was Garret FitzGerald of Limerick in 1760. The only known pieces by this Limerick maker are a pair of sauce ladles.