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A GEORGE III SILVER 'JOLLY BOAT' DOUBLE WINE TROLLEY

MARK OF JOHN EMES, LONDON, 1797

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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.

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