Important George II Irish Silver Salver
An extremely important and rare Irish antique silver circular salver, Dublin 1732 by Jane Daniel. Standing on three bracket feet, scratch weight of 65=3, (a little over two kilos), and beautifully engraved with armorial. 16 inches in diameter, terrific gauge in the hand.
The arms are those of Winter, probably engraving Frend. The Winters are an interesting name in the history of Trinity College; in 1650 Samuel Winter was sent to Ireland as chaplain to the four parliamentary commissioners. In 1651 he was appointed Provost of Trinity College. He took trouble over the college estates and teaching, showing conspicuous generosity in financing scholarships for poor students and giving a large sum to purchase books for the library. After the Restoration in 1660 he was set aside on a legal technicality and the money he had advanced to the college never fully repaid. He retired to England.
He left five sons by his first wife. The second wife, whom he married in 1650 was reputed to be financially astute; he accumulated estates in Offaly, Meath and Westmeath, and it would seem his sons remained there. Descendants of his eldest son are recorded as living in Agher, Co Meath. By the 19th century the family had lost much of its property and emigrated to Australia.
The arms on this salver would appear to by one of his grandsons and wife, but not a line from the eldest son.
A branch of the Frend family had lands at Boskell, Co. Limerick