Punch Bowl

English (London)
1719–20
Marked by John East (first mark entered 1697)


Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 30.5 cm (7 5/16 x 12 in.) Weight: 57 oz (1772g)

Accession Number

2001.85

Medium or Technique

Silver (Britannia standard)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Inscription

Inscription along rim on side "Donum Lanae Coactorum in Oppido Mancestriensi et Vicinia adjacenti Jeremiae &Ellin Bower Anno Domini 1719. Vivat Rex . ffloreat Artificium."

[Translation: The gift of the felt makers in the town of Manchester and vicinity. Jeremy and Ellin Bower. Year of the Lord 1719. Long live the King. May the craft flourish"]

Markings

Struck under base with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1719-20) and with maker's mark of John East.

Provenance

April 27, 1993, sold by an anonymous owner, at Lawrence of Crewkerne, where most probably bought by Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund