ARTS AND FEATURES — 30 July 2014

bushmills

By Shelley Marsden

An important collection of Irish glass, including decanters from Bushmills Distillery, is to be auctioned at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Donnington Priory saleroom in Newbury, Berkshire next month.

An important single owner collection of quality 18th and early 19th century glass, including decanters from the celebrated Irish Distillery, Bushmills Distillery, and rare stipple engraved and diamond point engraved drinking glasses, will be offered in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Fine and Important Furniture, Paintings, Ceramics & other Works of Art sale on Thursday August 28.

From the Bushmills Distillery County Antrim, is a set of three cut and engraved commemorative spirit decanters with two original stoppers.

The Bushmills Distillery is widely regarded as the oldest licensed distillery in the World, having recently celebrated its 400th birthday and is also a popular tourist destination in the area, regularly attracting crowds of visitors.

Marriage goblet signed & dated by A.F. Schurman, 1757

Marriage goblet signed & dated by A.F. Schurman, 1757

 

‘Friendship’ goblet attributed to David Wolff, 1785

‘Friendship’ goblet attributed to David Wolff, 1785

 

Goblet signed and dated by A.C.Schonck, 1755

Goblet signed and dated by A.C.Schonck, 1755

The set of three were probably made for a tantalus and are inscribed THE BUSHMILLS OLD DISTILLERY PURE MALT Co. ANTRIM IRELAND.  Engraved in the center is a pot still, the company’s original trade mark from when the Old Bushmills Distillery was registered by Hugh Anderson in 1784.

The pot still, a piece of equipment used in the distilling of whiskey, remains a mark of genuine distinction within the company today. The late 19th century set is accompanied by a Bushmills decanter label and together is estimated at £300-500 [Lot 437].

The collection from County Antrim in Northern Ireland was begun in the mid-1980s with a focus on Dutch engraved glass and Irish glass. It boasts a fine Dutch diamond-engraved commemorative light baluster marriage goblet signed and dated A.F. Schurman, 1757, engraved to dexter with the arms of Barthold Douma Van Burmania (1695-1766) – a Dutch statesman and humanitarian, noted for his efforts to prevent the expulsion of Jews from Bohemia and other parts of the empire.

The catalogue is available to view online at www.dreweatts.com.

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