• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 408

    A PUGILIST RUMMER

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PUGILIST RUMMER
    CIRCA 1820
    The bucket bowl engraved with two boxers, below the title 'Young.Dutch.Sam', the opposite side with fruiting vines
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high


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    Young Dutch Sam is best known as a being a Welterweight Champion of the World in the 1820s. At only 5'6", his considerable punching power allowed him to fight larger opponents. In an era when most boxers fought 20-25 times in a career, Dutch Sam had approximately 100 bouts, losing only twice.

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