Set of Four Victorian Silver Dessert Stands, Robert Garrard, London, 1875
of shaped circular form, pierced and moulded with fan panels and scrollwork, the multi-knopped stems cast with animal masks and leaves above domed circular bases pierced and moulded with bead borders, scrollwork and further masks
height 9.4" — 24 cm., diameter 9.1" — 23 cm.
168.1 oz. — 5227 grams
Inscription reads: Presented / TO / Burton R.P. Persse. / by the Members of the / COUNTY OF GALWAY HUNT / AND OTHER FRIENDS / AS A TOKEN OF THEIR / sincere regard. / 1877
Burton Robert Parsons Persse, Esq., J.P., D.L., Moyode Castle, Co. Galway, b.1828, was a celebrated sportsman, Master of the Galway Hunt, ‘The Castle Boy Blazers’ for thirty years, until his death in 1885