Pot, one-handled, crescent on top, ‘O/A B’ in bowl

Watermark Pot, one-handled, crescent on top, ‘O/A B’ in bowl
Date 1623–1669; a single watermark throughout book (200 folios)
Location of use Coleraine, Ireland
Dimensions 65 mm x 28 mm
Chain-lines foredge 5>9]-21-22-22-21-21-21-21-22-[1>5 gutter
Position between lines 5 and 6, centre page
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source ‘Acts of the Corporation of Colerain. [sic] from the 4th day of July 1623 to the 29th day of July 1669’, f. 200
Repository Curraghmore House
Rear of Unicorn (complements Unicorn on (e.g,) f. 11)

Rear of Unicorn (complements Unicorn on (e.g,) f. 11)

Watermark Rear of Unicorn (complements Unicorn on (e.g,) f. 11)
Date c. 1564
Location of use Cambridge, England
Dimensions  6mm x  27mm
Chain-lines gutter 17]-23-23-22-22-22-22-[15 foredge
Position between lines 4 and 5
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Primer of Elizabeth I, f. 12
Repository Farmleigh House, Dublin (collection under ownership of Marsh’s Library)
Unicorn

Unicorn

Watermark Unicorn
Date c. 1564
Location of use Cambridge, England
Dimensions  44mm x  30mm
Chain-lines gutter 5]-23-23-22-22-22-22-22-[13 foredge
Position between lines 5 and 6,
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Primer of Elizabeth I, f. 11
Repository Farmleigh House, Dublin (collection under ownership of Marsh’s Library)
Crowned trefoil, flanked by initials: P (left) I (right)

Crowned trefoil, flanked by initials: P (left) I (right)

Watermark Crowned trefoil, flanked by initials: P (left) I (right)
Date second half 16th cent.
Location of use Cambridge (?), England
Dimensions  16mm x 17mm
Chain-lines gutter 28-28-27-27-27-28-27-16-[13 foredge
Position sideways between 3 and 4
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Farmleigh MS IV E 6, pp 414[h]
Repository Farmleigh House, Dublin (collection under ownership of Marsh’s Library)

St Catherine’s Wheel, three holly leaves above, ?twisted stem below. Identical to Gravell WHL.005.1

St Catherine’s Wheel, three holly leaves above, ?twisted stem below. Identical to Gravell WHL.005.1
Date second half 16th cent.
Location of use Cambridge (?), England
Dimensions  68mm x 28mm
Chain-lines gutter 28-25-29-28-28-28-28-28 foredge
Position between lines 5 and 6, inverted
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Farmleigh MS IV E 6, pp 467-8
Repository Farmleigh House, Dublin (collection under ownership of Marsh’s Library)
Hand with 5-petal flower on stem above; trefoil on glove over letters ‘V O [?]’

Hand with 5-petal flower on stem above; trefoil on glove over letters ‘V O [?]’

Watermark Hand with 5-petal flower on stem above; trefoil on glove over letters ‘V O [?]’
Date 1575
Location of use ‘Baile in Chuimine’ [Ballycummin] and ‘Baile Tibhaird’ [Ballyhoward/Howardstown],  Co. Limerick, Ireland
Dimensions upper part: 45 x 9mm; lower part: 35 x 23 mm; centre not captured
Chain-lines ]17–24–24–24–25–25–24–24–13[
Position horizontal, across gutter between lines 4 and 5
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; composite created with Photoshop
Source RIA MS 23 N 10; consists of 28 vellum pages and 132 paper pages; a miscellany of early prose and poetry written by scribes of the Ó Maoil Chonaire family and friends, for their own use. One leaf (pp 137–8) appears to contain second watermark (not captured) consisting of top of pot with part of handle visible.
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Crown over inverted Peter’s Cross, between two interlocking Cs, second reversed. Similar to Arms of Lorraine save for absence of Cross of Lorraine

Crown over inverted Peter’s Cross, between two interlocking Cs, second reversed. Similar to Arms of Lorraine save for absence of Cross of Lorraine

Watermark Crown over inverted Peter’s Cross, between two interlocking Cs, second reversed. Similar to Arms of Lorraine save for absence of Cross of Lorraine
Date 1641
Location of use Dublin, Ireland
Dimensions 75 mm x 45 mm
Chain-lines 16]-23-23-22-24-23-22-23-24-23-24-23-23-23-24-23-22-24-[3
Position between lines 3 and 6, centered between 4 and 5
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Office of the Chief Herald Collection, GO MS 50, ff 249-251;

researched and described by Louise O’Connor

Repository National Library of Ireland
Crown over shield with fleur de lis

Crown over shield with fleur de lis

Watermark crown over shield with fleur de lis
Date c.1641
Location of use Dublin, Ireland
Dimensions 120 mm x 73 mm
Chain-lines 11]-13-20-21-21-21-21-21-21-21
Position between lines 4 and 7, centered between 5 and 6
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Office of the Chief Herald Collection, GO MS 50, f. 267;

researched and described by Louise O’Connor

Repository National Library of Ireland
Bunch of grapes, mounted on base containing letters ‘ROP’ (?)

Bunch of grapes, mounted on base containing letters ‘ROP’ (?)

Watermark bunch of grapes, mounted on base containing letters ‘ROP’ (?)
Date c.1639
Location of use Dublin, Ireland
Dimensions 47 mm x 26 mm
Chain-lines 26]-23-22-22-23-22-22-22-23-21-22-23-24-21-21-22-23-[25
Position overlapping lines 13 and 14
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Office of the Chief Herald Collection, GO MS 50, f. 229; researched and described by Louise O’Connor
Repository National Library of Ireland
Hat with tassels, between two columns, with letters ‘PDR’ below. Three fleurs de lis on top.

Hat with tassels, between two columns, with letters ‘PDR’ below. Three fleurs de lis on top.

Watermark Hat with tassels, between two columns, with letters ‘PDR’ below. Three fleurs de lis on top.
Date dated 16th March 1639
Location of use Dublin, Ireland
Dimensions 56 mm x 52 mm
Chain-lines 23]-23-22-24-24-22-22-25-23-24-23-23-23-23-22-24-16-[9
Position overlapping lines 6-7
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source Office of the Chief Herald Collection, GO MS 50, ff 207-9. This watermark also on ff 33-35, conjugates 45/47,  conjugates 211/215,  conjugates 301/303, ff 305-307, f. 313,  309-311, conjugates 291-297, conjugates 293-295 (dated 1639);

researched and described by Louise O’Connor

Repository National Library of Ireland