Limerick Silver and Other Provincial Items

On a comparative scale, antique Cork silver is much rarer than antique Dublin silver. However, there was silversmithing going on in other towns around Ireland, including Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Kinsale. These are all incredibly rare, and highly valuable.

Although technically much of the work produced in these towns would not be called silver, as they were never submitted to the assay office in Dublin for hallmarking, it is none the less of superb quality and beauty. Some examples do exist which were hallmarked, but the majority were not, as it was too dangerous to send the goods all the way to Dublin, a long journey in those days.

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