• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 159

    A GEORGE III SILVER 'JOLLY BOAT' DOUBLE WINE TROLLEY

    MARK OF JOHN EMES, LONDON, 1797

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SILVER 'JOLLY BOAT' DOUBLE WINE TROLLEY
    MARK OF JOHN EMES, LONDON, 1797
    In the form of a rowing boat, with bottle and stopper wells, engraved with a crest and coat-of-arms, the bow engraved: THE JOLLY BOAT, the reverse with later inscription, marked on base and deck
    12½in. (31.7cm.) long; 37 oz. (1154 gr.)


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    The jolly boat, a regular ship's small attendant vessel, inspired the designs of a number of double wine trolleys in silver in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A similar model, by John Emes, 1799, is illustrated in Michael Clayton, Christie's Pictorial History of English and American Silver, 1985, p. 233, no. 12.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE INVENTORY OF MARKS ANTIQUES