Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; letters [.] O within band in bowl.

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; letters [.] O within band in bowl.

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; letters [.] O within band in bowl.
Designation 24 P 14
Watermark Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; letters [.] O within band in bowl.
Date 1577–8
Location of use Graiguenamanagh [Gráig na Manach] and Tinnaranny [Teagh na Reanna], Co. Kilkenny; Lissalican [Lis Ailleacáin], Co. Carlow; Ireland
Dimensions 55 mm x 20 mm
Chain-lines 3]-22-21-21-22-20-22-22-[19
Position between lines 5 and 6
Process Canon EOS, backlighting
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 24 P 14 (443), pp. 157–8; a medical manuscript containing the Lilium medicinae, written by Corc Óg Ó Cadhla at three named locations in the valley of the river Nore.
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Arms over Grapes; Arms contain three diagonal bands over letters I P

Arms over Grapes; Arms contain three diagonal bands over letters I P

Arms over Grapes; Arms contain three diagonal bands over letters I P
Designation 3 C 19 T2
Watermark Arms over Grapes; Arms contain three diagonal bands over letters I P
Date 1590
Location of use Grantstown [Baile in Ghronta] and Culohill [an Chúlchoill], Co. Laois, and in other locations in Kildare and Kilkenny, Ireland.
Dimensions 63 (Arms 28, Grapes 35) mm x 37mm
Chain-lines horizontal,  29]-38-38-38-37-38-36-[20 (lower edge)
Position horizontal (but shown as vertical here) between lines 4 and 5; leaves in this section of MS formed from folio leaves turned on long edge, with watermark consequently divided by gutter. Ff. 244-5 are the two leaves of a central bifolium
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; composite image created and adjusted in Photoshop
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 3 C 19 (439), ff. 244-5; a medical manuscript written by Risteard (mac Muircheartaigh) Ó Conchubhair
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; quatrefoil in neck; letters P D / B in bowl

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; quatrefoil in neck; letters P D / B in bowl

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; quatrefoil in neck; letters P D / B in bowl
Designation 3 C 19 T1
Watermark Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown; quatrefoil in neck; letters P D / B in bowl
Date 1590
Location of use Grantstown [Baile in Ghronta] and Culohill [an Chúlchoill], Co. Laois, and in other locations in Kildare and Kilkenny, Ireland.
Dimensions 65 mm x 25 mm
Chain-lines 21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21
Position between lines 4 and 5
Process Canon EOS, backlighting
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 3 C 19 (439), f. 239 (inverted); a medical manuscript written by Risteard (mac Muircheartaigh) Ó Conchubhair
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Hand (over cross or hilt?) small

Hand (over cross or hilt?) small

Hand (over cross or hilt?) small
Designation 24 P 15 T3
Watermark Hand (over cross or hilt?) small
Date 1478
Location of use Rossbrin [Ros Broin], Co Cork, Ireland
Dimensions 44 mm x 24 mm
Chain-lines 25]-36-36-39-36-[28
Position
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 24 P 15 (444), pp. 51-2; composite medical manuscript containing 15th- and 16th- century sections; scribe of this section Cairbre Ó Ceannamháin
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Hand (over cross or hilt?)

Hand (over cross or hilt?)

Hand (over cross or hilt?)
Designation 24 P 15 T2
Watermark Hand (over cross or hilt?)
Date 1478
Location of use Rossbrin [Ros Broin], Co Cork, Ireland
Dimensions 65 mm x 32 mm
Chain-lines 16]-40-40-40-42-[19
Position
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 24 P 15 (444), pp. 49-50; composite medical manuscript containing 15th- and 16th- century sections; scribe of this section Cairbre Ó Ceannamháin
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Bull

Bull

Bull
Designation 24 P 15 T1
Watermark Bull
Date 1478
Location of use Rossbrin [Ros Broin], Co Cork, Ireland
Dimensions 65 mm x 40 mm
Chain-lines 35-36-36-37-39-[19
Position landscape, between lines 3 and 4
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 24 P 15 (444), pp. 31-2; composite medical manuscript containing 15th- and 16th- century sections; scribe of this section Cairbre Ó Ceannamháin
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer
Watermark Hand with five-petal flower, on stem, above. ‘B3A’ over fleur de lis in lower half of hand.
Date 1551
Location of use Dublin, Ireland
Dimensions 85 x 35 mm
Chain-lines 11]-28-27-27-28-28-27-27-[4
Position between lines 5 and 6
Process Canon EOS, backlighting
Source The Book of Common Prayer printed by Humphrey Powell in Dublin, 1551, the earliest book known to have been printed in Ireland. Un-numbered blank before f. viii. This is the only watermark in the book, and is found on many leaves. This watermark is identical to that in Aibidil Gaoidheilge & Caiticiosma and in the Privy Council Book 1556–71
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (shelf-mark 23 M 57)

 

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown

Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown
Watermark Pot, one-handled; quatrefoil on trefoil crown
Date 1540
Location of use Dublin, Ireland.
Dimensions 56 mm x 20 mm
Chain-lines 25]-30-27-27-27-27-30-30-30-27
Position Centered on line 5
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Dublin City Treasury Records, 1540-1613: MR/35, f. 80. Contains a single watermark all the way through, though hand progresses from secretary to modern cursive
Repository Dublin City Archives

 

Bunch of grapes on stem, with letters ‘BV’

Bunch of grapes on stem, with letters ‘BV’

Bunch if grapes on stem, with letters ‘BV’
Watermark Bunch of grapes on stem, with letters ‘BV’
Date 1651
Location of use Dublin, Ireland.
Dimensions 54 mm x 30 mm
Chain-lines 31]-33-35-35-34-34-35-[30
Position Between lines 4 and 5
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Dublin City Treasury Records, 1651-1717: MR/36, f. 618. Contains a single watermark all the way through
Repository Dublin City Archives
Gloved hand with flower (five petals on stem) above

Gloved hand with flower (five petals on stem) above

Gloved hand with flower (five petals on stem) above
Watermark Gloved hand with flower (five petals on stem) above
Date 16th century
Location of use Co. Mayo?
Dimensions c. 72 mm x 20 mm [hand and flower 42 mm high, glove 30 mm]
Chain-lines gutter 20]-25-25-[11 fore-edge
Position Hand and flower p. 98, lower margin, between gutter and line 1; glove p. 58 upper margin between gutter and line 1
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; composite image created through Photoshop
Source Royal Irish Academy MS 23 A 4 (469), pp. 58 and 98; a medical manuscript written by Aodh Ó Ceannamháin; cf. British Library MS Add. 15582 (thanks to Dr Aoibheann Nic Dhonnchadha)
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin