|right: A rare early iron comb, pierced with the name NAPPER TANDY.
Napper Tandy was an Irish Protestant, born in Dublin around 1749, the son of an iron monger. He entered politics at an early age and quickly gained a reputation as a rebel and revolutionary. He was instrumental in founding the Society of United Irishmen and his name features in some versions of the Irish ballad 'The Wearing of the Green'. He led a highly colourful life and was forced to flee his native country to escape the law.
He died in exile in France in 1803.
left: A brass-mounted Reliquary for St. Clara made from quill work and gilt paper trimmings surrounding a watercolour of the saint holding a monstrance.
Other saints are also venerated. Most probably of Italian origin and made in a convent by the nuns.
Approx. 4 x 3 inches. (Mouse hover to enlarge.)
Price: £ 650