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PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A George II Silver Large Punch Bowl, Race Prize for the Chester Races, London, 1728
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 40,625 USD
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PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A George II Silver Large Punch Bowl, Race Prize for the Chester Races, London, 1728
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 40,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Celebration of the English Country House

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A George II Silver Large Punch Bowl, Race Prize for the Chester Races, London, 1728
the deep hemispherical bow with molded rim, one side engraved with contemporary arms in Baroque strapwork cartouche hung with bellflower garlands and presentation inscription, the other side engraved with different arms in a matching cartouche and bird crest, the bale handles issuing from molded strapwork and bellflower mounts
fully marked on underside of base, maker's mark not clear, handles with lion passant
length over handles 15 3/4 in.
40cm
85oz
2644g
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Provenance

The inscription reads: "Wm Hughes Esqr, Mayor 1729 Won by Bull". 

The arms are those of Hyde, probably of Norbury and Hyde, co Chester.

Catalogue Note

William Hughes was Mayor of Chester 1728-29; his sheriffs were Joseph Parker and Randal Bingley.

The Chester Races are the oldest in England, organized as early as 1540. The first prizes were silver bells, but in 1623 the bell was replaced by a silver cup valued at 8 pounds. From 1744 the Grosvenor family gave an annual prize of a gold cup until 1801, when the family ceased the practice and  silver-gilt cups were used thereafter.

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York