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Auction archive: Lot number 60

Circa 1842. A silver Celtic Revival fibula brooch presented to Lady Emily Ponsonby

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€1,500 - €2,000
ca. US$1,748 - US$2,331
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 60

Circa 1842. A silver Celtic Revival fibula brooch presented to Lady Emily Ponsonby

Opening
€1,500 - €2,000
ca. US$1,748 - US$2,331
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000
Result: Not Sold
Size: 1 x 2½in. (2.54 x 6.35cm) Condition: Fine. Provenance: Gifted by James Corry Connellan to Lady Emily Ponsonby, daughter of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1846-1852; Private collection. Literature: Ornamental Irish Antiquities, By Waterhouse and Company, Dublin 1853, page 3: 'For several years past, the only ornaments, of a national kind to be had in Ireland, were made from bog-oak, both inelegant in design, and rudely finished. The first successful attempt at the redemption, that we are aware of, was made by ourselves, at the suggestion of Corry Connellan, Esq., of Dublin Castle, in the year 1842, by converting copies of antique Irish Fibula ( with the addition of a joint and pin ) in Brooches. In their original form, these curious gold ornaments were apparently useless, and total inapplicable to modern purposes. For a considerable time, this was the only ornament, essentially Irish, to be found amongst the jewellers of Dublin, and might have remained so, but for the free access, granted to the public by the Royal Irish Academy, to their collection of antiquities.' An idealised late Bronze Age Irish dress fastener of 'slug fibula' type, decorated with incised lines on the bow and a chevron pattern around the terminals. Inscribed in Irish old script 'le deag toil Comraide ui Conailain don bamtigearnna Emili', wh...Read more An idealised late Bronze Age Irish dress fastener of 'slug fibula' type, decorated with incised lines on the bow and a chevron pattern around the terminals. Inscribed in Irish old script 'le deag toil Comraide ui Conailain don bamtigearnna Emili', which translates as 'with best wishes [from] Corry Connellan to Lady Emily', with pin back. James Corry Connellan (1807-1885) was a barrister and Secretary to Lord Clarendon, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was accused by Isaac Butt of secretly organising, under Clarendon's instructions, the funding of arms shipments to Orangemen. With research notes and copies of relevant texts. Visualise on Your Wall Using Art Visualiser 1. Scan the QR Code / Download Art Visualiser if it's your 1st time 2. Press Visualise On Wall / Aim your phone at your floor while it calibrates * 3. Move your position until it meets the floor and bottom of your wall 4. Click the Pin icon to lock it into place and the painting will appear on your wall 5. You can move the painting around with your finger and move your position to see the painting from different angles * Older mobile devices will require an AR Marker to be downloaded, printed on A4 and positioned on your wall Close

Auction archive: Lot number 60
Auction:
Datum:
25 Jul 2020
Auction house:
Whyte & Sons Auctioneers Ltd
Molesworth Street 38
Dublin 2
Ireland
[email protected]
+353 (0)1 676 2888
Beschreibung:

Estimate: €1,500 - €2,000
Result: Not Sold
Size: 1 x 2½in. (2.54 x 6.35cm) Condition: Fine. Provenance: Gifted by James Corry Connellan to Lady Emily Ponsonby, daughter of the 4th Earl of Clarendon, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1846-1852; Private collection. Literature: Ornamental Irish Antiquities, By Waterhouse and Company, Dublin 1853, page 3: 'For several years past, the only ornaments, of a national kind to be had in Ireland, were made from bog-oak, both inelegant in design, and rudely finished. The first successful attempt at the redemption, that we are aware of, was made by ourselves, at the suggestion of Corry Connellan, Esq., of Dublin Castle, in the year 1842, by converting copies of antique Irish Fibula ( with the addition of a joint and pin ) in Brooches. In their original form, these curious gold ornaments were apparently useless, and total inapplicable to modern purposes. For a considerable time, this was the only ornament, essentially Irish, to be found amongst the jewellers of Dublin, and might have remained so, but for the free access, granted to the public by the Royal Irish Academy, to their collection of antiquities.' An idealised late Bronze Age Irish dress fastener of 'slug fibula' type, decorated with incised lines on the bow and a chevron pattern around the terminals. Inscribed in Irish old script 'le deag toil Comraide ui Conailain don bamtigearnna Emili', wh...Read more An idealised late Bronze Age Irish dress fastener of 'slug fibula' type, decorated with incised lines on the bow and a chevron pattern around the terminals. Inscribed in Irish old script 'le deag toil Comraide ui Conailain don bamtigearnna Emili', which translates as 'with best wishes [from] Corry Connellan to Lady Emily', with pin back. James Corry Connellan (1807-1885) was a barrister and Secretary to Lord Clarendon, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was accused by Isaac Butt of secretly organising, under Clarendon's instructions, the funding of arms shipments to Orangemen. With research notes and copies of relevant texts. Visualise on Your Wall Using Art Visualiser 1. Scan the QR Code / Download Art Visualiser if it's your 1st time 2. Press Visualise On Wall / Aim your phone at your floor while it calibrates * 3. Move your position until it meets the floor and bottom of your wall 4. Click the Pin icon to lock it into place and the painting will appear on your wall 5. You can move the painting around with your finger and move your position to see the painting from different angles * Older mobile devices will require an AR Marker to be downloaded, printed on A4 and positioned on your wall Close

Auction archive: Lot number 60
Auction:
Datum:
25 Jul 2020
Auction house:
Whyte & Sons Auctioneers Ltd
Molesworth Street 38
Dublin 2
Ireland
[email protected]
+353 (0)1 676 2888
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