A rare small 18th Century Irish Penal Chalice, approx. 8" (20 cms) high, the screw-off bowl with gilded interior, and screw-off circular moulded base inscribed 'Ex Donis D. Guil O'Meara Dce. Elizab. Ryan ats Mc Carthy 1740' and with small engraved design of Crucifixion, and with matching Paten, overall approx. 11 1/2 ozs. (1)Provenance: The Mansfield Family, formerly of Morristown Lattin, Naas, Co. Kildare.