On Wednesday 5 December (Day Two of our Winter Fine Interiors auction) we will offer this set of three graduated Staffordshire pottery 'Irish Repeal' commemorative jugs from The Estate of Rodney Whitworth, The Priory, Walsham-le-Willows.
The Estate includes items belonging to Whitworth's ancestors - The Floods of Flood Hall and Farmley, County Kilkenny Ireland.
A set of three graduated Staffordshire pottery 'Irish Repeal' commemmorative jugs, c1830-40, each with two transfer printed panels, one side titled 'Ireland without the Repeal' depicting Daniel O'Connell addressing a crowd, opposite 'Ireland with the Repeal' depicting him riding in a carriage through a village with crowds celebrating, a horse with the 'Erin Go Bragh' flag flying from a chimney, 15, 18, 21.5cm high. Estimate £300-500.
The Repeal Association was an Irish political movement set up by Daniel O'Connell in 1830 to campaign for a repeal of the Acts of Union of 1800 between Great Britain and Ireland.The Association's aim was to revert Ireland to the constitutional position briefly achieved by Henry Grattan and his patriots in the 1780s, legislative independence under the British Crown, but this time with a full Catholic involvement that was now possible following the Act of Emancipation in 1829, supported by the electorate approved under the Reform Act of 1832.
Our Design sale on 4-5 May includes a group of Arts & Crafts items from the estate of the design writer and biographer Fiona MacCarthy OBE (1940-2020). Married to the Sheffield-based silversmith and designer David Mellor (1930-2009), who she first met when conducting an interview in 1967, MacCarthy’s background as a journalist for House and Garden and the Guardian helped to lay the foundations for seminal works on C R Ashbee, the Omega Workshops, William Morris, Eric Gill, and Stanley Spencer.
Sworders Design department is delighted to be offering a selection of some of the Gabbertas Studio’s most iconic designs, some of which are extremely rare versions of designs or prototypes made by the hand of Mark Gabbertas himself | DESIGN WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2021
Following Covid's cancellation of the Festival in 2020, the charming Georgian market town of Holt in Norfolk is delighted to be resuming its role as host of East Anglia’s celebration of creativity, Holt Festival, this summer, and Sworders couldn't be prouder to be sponsoring not one, but two art prizes this year.