Bright-cut Star Dessert Spoon, Cork 1790 by Samuel Reilly
Dessert Spoon - Celtic Point with Bright-cut Star - Cork circa 1790 by Samuel Reilly - 17.6cm long; 31g - XA/2487
Samuel Reilly (or Riley) is one of the lesser known silversmiths working in Cork during the latter part of the 18th century and this beautiful silver dessert spoon bears two good examples of his "SR" maker's mark.
Celtic Point with Bright-cut Star is the quintessential Irish flatware pattern of the George III period and this dessert spoon is a tremendous illustration of the design. The spoon is in wonderful condition with very crisp engraving, including an original crest to the cartouche and a super-tick bowl tip. A fabulous examplar of Irish provincial silver.