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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN FAMILY

Racing Interest. A George II silver punch bowl, Timothy Ley, London, 1718
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN FAMILY

Racing Interest. A George II silver punch bowl, Timothy Ley, London, 1718
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Racing Interest. A George II silver punch bowl, Timothy Ley, London, 1718
plain bellied form, on a stepped and spreading circular foot, engraved 'Wooborn Plate 1729', with later electroplated grille
18cm., 7in. high; 29cm., 11¼in.
1300gr., 47oz. 14dwt.
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Catalogue Note

The ‘County History of Bedfordshire’ recorded that a meeting was held at ‘Woobourn’ in 1729 (coinciding with the date on the present bowl), when it staged one of the earliest Selling Races held in England. The main race on that early card was a 20 Guineas Selling Race with the winner being offered for 40 Guineas if demanded, while the other race was a 30 Guineas Plate with the condition that if only one horse entered then his owner had to pay 10 Guineas to the prize money for next year’s Plate. Given that the conditions for neither of these races was particularly appealing, no further races were held in Woburn until 1739.

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