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Irish crica 1825 George IV GOBLET
A parcel-gilt sterling silver Irish Regency goblet, maker's mark of William Nolan, Dublin circa 1825. The arms are of Richard Wellesley (1760-1842), 1st Marquess of Wellesley, elder brother of Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Richard Wellesley entered the Irish House of Commons in 1780. Upon his father's death the following year he became 2nd Earl of Mornington, taking his seat in the Irish House of Lords. Wellesley served as Governor-General of India, 1798-1805, and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1821-1827. His second marriage, 1825, was to Marianne Caton Patterson, one of the beautiful and wealthy Caton sisters, granddaughters of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; they were among the first of the "dollar princesses."