Another example of Cork Republican Silver:
A Rose Bowl in the possession of the Cork Public Museum, it was a gift from the late Phyllis Bean Ui Cheallaigh, the widow of President SeÃ¡n TomÃ¡s Ã“ Ceallaigh.
This hand hammered rose bowl is of semi-circular shape, standing on a plain circular foot and top rim is strengthened by heavy ogee moulding. The rose motif which surrounds the Bowl is flat chased.
Width: 9 inches - Height: 4 1/2 inches. Weight: 26 3/4 ounces.
The Rose Bowl bears two inscriptions:
1 - "Bronntanas ar charaid Nodlaig 1925. CuimhneachÃ¡n ar cruadh-shaol." ["Presented to a friend Christmas 1925. In memory of hard times."]
2. "Rath o Dhia ar bhur bá¹•Ã³sadh." FÃ©irin mÃ³r-mheasa agus deigh-mhÃ©inne don Aire SeÃ¡n T. 0 Ceallaigh, T.D. agus D'Ã¡ uasal-cheile la a bpÃ³sta 1.9.1936,
Ã³n a gcaraid, TomÃ¡s O Dubhdaill, i gCorcaigh." ["God bless your marriage" A token of great respect and good wishes to the Minister Sean T.O. Ceallaigh, T.D. and his dear spouse on their wedding day 1.9.1936 from their friend, Thomas Dowdall, in Cork.]
(The original gift was made to T.P. Dowdall who in turn presented it to Mr and Mrs Sean T.O. Ceallaigh.)
The marks: Cork Public Museum