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Showing early Irish harps. I am trying to keep in stock a selection, carefully chosen for being reasonably accurate depictions of extant early Irish harps. At present we can offer two types:
Fanciful design, set with Connemara marble. Un-hallmarked silver colour metal, incised designs. Hinged pin with old-fashioned hook clasp on back. I think these date from the late 19th or early 20th century. £50
Enamelled, plated bronze, depicting the Trinity college harp fairly accurately. 2cm long. Hinged pin and old-fashioned hook clasp on back. I think these date from the 1940s or 50s. Some have discreet lettering “Harp Lager”; some have no lettering. £12 lettered / £16 unlettered.
Please enquire for the colours and designs currently available.
Antique Irish silver coins
Various dates between 1928 and 1950. 75% pure silver, with the harp design on the front and an animal on the back.
Shilling (1s), bull, £7
Florin (2s), salmon, £14
Halfcrown (2/6), horse, £17.50
Please enquire for coins currently available.
Old-fashioned dip pen with five nibs, for drawing a music staff or stave onto plain paper. The “Brause” metal nib is separate, and fits into the wooden penholder (handle). Current stock is of plain wooden handles. Very useful for adding small amounts of music notation to a notebook or sheet of paper. Must be used with a bottle of ink. £8
3D anaglyph images are a great way to see the subtle shapes and structures of the old harps. To view my anaglyph images, you’ll need a pair of red/cyan goggles. £1