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; ?letters (‘O . .’) under base?

Pot, one-handled; ?letters (‘O . .’) under base?

Watermark Pot, one-handled; ?letters (‘O . .’) under base?
Date 1540s (contemporary with other dateable mark in MS)
Location of use Ireland
Dimensions 65 mm x 25 mm
Chain-lines 16]-23-22-22-23-22-22-22-[4; horizontal
Position between lines 3 and 4, inner margin, across conjugate leaves
Process Canon EOS, backlighting; Photoshop
Source RIA MS 24 P 8 (752) pp 165-66 (top), 157-8 (bottom); this manuscript contains an important collection of bardic tracts. This is one of three different pot watermarks in the book. This mark is exclusive to pp. 155 ff.
Repository Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
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
? Flower on two-legged frame

? Flower on two-legged frame

Countermark
Watermark ? Flower on two-legged frame
Date 1645
Location of use Lobháin [Louvain], Spanish Netherlands
Dimensions 25 mm x 15 mm
Chain-lines 6]-25-23-[10
Position Inverted between chain-lines 1 and 2; possibly countermark
Process Canon EOS, backlighting
Source Antóin Gearnon OFM, Parrthas an Anma (Lobháin 1645) p. 231 (format: octodecimo)
Repository Private collection
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
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