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Lot 465
A good George III silver presentation punch bowl, inscribed "A gift from John Wallis and Company to Captain Peter Shields on account of his ship being the first vessel repaired in their new dry dock South Shields January 22nd 1787" the reverse engraved with a galleon, Newcastle 1786, maker John Langlands I and John Robertson I, 1400 grams, 29cm - Robert, Thomas and John Wallis defied the ship building grant given to Newcastle by Henry I to have the monopoly on ship repairs and when they set up their shipyard the unfortunate Alderman sent with a posse of officers to forcibly hinder the work was treated to an involuntary bath in the river SOLD £4500

This bowl is in good condition. The bowl is 17cm high and has a diameter of 29cm.

From Other Silverware in the Silver, Silver Plated items, Jewellery & Objects of Virtue section in our Antique, Fine Art and Collectables auction held on Wednesday 7th of November 2018