This first prize bowl was awarded to George Booth on March 14, 1810 and is documented in the Transactions of the Society of Useful Arts published in 1814: "to George Booth of the county of Dutchess, for the best specimen of county family manufactured woollen cloth, a premium of 150 dollars, in a piece of plate."
Another bowl awarded to George Booth by the Society and made by Isaac Hutton was part of the collection of Roy and Ruth Nutt, sold Sotheby's, New York, January 24, 2015, lot 443. That bowl is slightly smaller and was awarded in 1809 as the third prize. Hutton also made for the Society another similar bowl given in 1811 and a teapot given in 1813, both at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a bowl at the Albany Institute.
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