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Two Wearmouth Bridge Commemorative Wares, probably North East England, 19th century
LOT SOLD. 375 GBP
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Two Wearmouth Bridge Commemorative Wares, probably North East England, 19th century
LOT SOLD. 375 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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Two Wearmouth Bridge Commemorative Wares, probably North East England, 19th century
comprising an engraved glass rummer showing the bridge across the river Wear, the reverse with the monogram MAL within an octagonal cartouche surmounted by a fruit basket and a lustre ware jug transfer printed with a view of the bridge and legend 'A East View of the Cast Iron Bridge over the River Wear built by R Burdon M.P. / Span 236 height 100 feet begun 24 Sept 1793 Opened 9 August 1796' and a further inscription below the spout 'Have Communion with few / Be familiar with one / Deal justly with all / Speak evil of none' the opposing side with the image of a fully rigged ship captioned 'May Peace once more / Our Trade Restore' (2)
rummer: 19.5cm. high; 7¾in. and jug: 17cm. high; 6¾in.
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Literature

Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, possibly 'Store Cupboard, China / Large Lustre Jug'

Catalogue Note

The Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland was first built in 1796 following a design by Thomas Paine. It was reconstructed in 1857 by the renowned civil engineer Robert Stephenson, and altered for modern traffic in 1929. The Wearmouth bridge was appreciated by Sir John both for the excellence of Stephenson’s design and perhaps the Tyne and Wear region’s significance in Smith family history.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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