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Punch Bowl

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The raised circular bowl has a caulked rim. It rests on a raised spreading domed foot constructed of two pieces with an applied wire rim.


ARMORIALS: on either side, the arms and crest of Gore, for Sir Ralph Gore, (1725-1802) of Manor Gore, co. Donegal. INSCRIPTIONS: engraved in banner around side: "The Great match Run on the Curragh of Kildare Sepr. 5th 1751 for a 1000 Guineas by Black & all Black the property of Sr. Ralph Gore Bart. & Bajezet ye. Property of ye. Rt. Honble. y Earl of March won with ease by ye. former"; scratched on underside "124-10".


Below rim, maker's mark WW (Bennett, p. 180, no. 582); date letter E; harp crowned (repeated twice along outside rim of base); Hibernia;


Sir Ralph Gore, Baronet, 1751; collection of Lord Wavertree; collection of the Hon. Mrs. Collins, sold at Christie's, London, June 27, 1973, lot 37, purchased by Firestone and Parson, Boston, purchased September 12, 1973, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: September 12, 1973)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

Racing Trophy

Irish (Dublin), 1751

Object Place

Dublin, Ireland


Overall: 21.9cm (8 5/8in.) Diameter: 36.2cm (14 1/4in.) Diameter (Minimum base): 26cm (10 1/4in.) Weight: 3,827.3 gm (123 oz)

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