26 January 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 47,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A GEORGE II SILVER PUNCH BOWL
MARK OF GABRIEL SLEATH, LONDON, 1737
Circular, on circular foot, with very finely engraved borders of brickwork, trellis, fruit baskets and busts, one side with a coat-of-arms within Baroque mantling, marked under base
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter; 56 oz. 10 dwt. (1,772 gr.)
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The arms are those of Clennell, probably for Percival Clennell (1714-1796) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Barrister. He was the son of Luke Clennell (1677-1745), who served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1727 and purchased Harbottle Castle in 1731. The castle (which left Royal ownership in 1614 when King James I granted it away) passed to Percival upon his father's death.
Percival Clennell was admitted to Trinity College in 1733 and began at the Middle Temple in 1734/35. At the time of this bowl's manufacture, in 1737, he would have been at the beginning of his career.
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