A Very Rare Early 19th Century Signed Wine Bottle Caddy / Carrier, Irish
A Very Rare Early 19th Century Signed Wine Bottle Caddy / Carrier, Irish Circa 1840
The blackened tin (zinc) frame having six cylindrical chambers to house wine bottles, fitted with an applied open handle and raised at the front on peg shaped supports. Makers stamp beneath the handle J. HODGES & SONS, 16 WESTMORLAND ST. DUBLIN. In very good overall condition and exhibiting a wonderful old untouched surface. Dimensions, 16.25” high x 14” wide x 8.75” deep.
John Hodges is listed in Wilsons 1820 Dublin Directory as a ‘Brazier & Pewterer’ with a workshop located at 16 Westmorland Street, Dublin. His business is later referenced in I. Slaters 1846 National Commercial Directory of Ireland, as JOHN HODGES & SONS working as ‘braziers, pewterers, tin-plate workers & house furnishing ironmongers’ operating out of the original workshop at 16 Westmorland Street, Dublin.