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At Hamilton Osborne King’s sale the example, top right in perfect
condition made IR£1900 (£1600) the one below right with a later stand attracted just IR£500 (£410).

Irish glass, like Irish silver, fetches prices far above those of more common English glass. For instance, a Cork decanter with three neck rings and cut decoration of ferns and stars, 91/2in (24cm) high, made IR£1200 (£1000), perhaps five times the price of a commonplace English equivalent.

Other glass included a 10in (26cm) diameter turn-over bowl which had not been cut – most unusual – on a lemon squeezer base, at IR£1100 (£900) and a 10in (26cm) high late 19th century water jug, engraved by Bohemian emigré Franz Tieze with a pair of swans and a profusion of foliage, which sold at IR£2700 (£2200).