Cork dishes are inflicting a stir in New York
Sotheby’s Style will go on sale online in New York on April 22nd, with four silver main dishes from Fota.
George IV’s dishes and blankets are engraved with the arms of the Smith-Barry family.
The covers are engraved twice with heraldic arms not dissimilar to the weapons of Cork, but without the sailing ships.
George IV’s dishes and covers date from 1826 and are on Sheffield-covered heat stalls.
The dishes come from John Bridge, London, the bases from the Matthew Boulton Plate Company.
They come from the estate of Andrew Hartnagle, a Doylestown, PA garden designer, and are valued at $ 25,000 to $ 35,000.