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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A GEORGE II SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER BOMBARD

    THE SILVER MOUNT STRUCK TWICE WITH THE MARK OF JOHN HARVEY (I), LONDON, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II SILVER-MOUNTED LEATHER BOMBARD
    THE SILVER MOUNT STRUCK TWICE WITH THE MARK OF JOHN HARVEY (I), LONDON, CIRCA 1750
    Bearing a label 'STEPHENSON MEMORIAL HALL EXHIBITION, CHESTERFIELD, 1897. Pro No. 3... Exhibitor Sir T.J. Downes 348'
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) high


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    Such handsome leather jugs or bombards, serving as 4 quart ale measures often formed part of the ornamental furniture of the Servants Hall (O. Baker, Black Jacks & Leather Bottells, London, 1921). A pair of large 19th Century blackjacks commissioned by the Ogilvie family with mounts by Thomas Clark, Edinburgh, was acquired by John, 4th Marquess of Bute, for Dumfries House, Scotland (Dumfries House, Christie's London, sale catalogue, 12-13 July 2007, lot 1).

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    Provenance

    Sir T.J. Downes, circa 1897. Acquired from Barry Sainsbury, 4 May 1970.


    Exhibited

    Stephenson Memorial Hall Exhibition, Chesterfield, 1897.