Sold for £2,800
An 18th century lignum vitae wassail bowl, of ring turned cylindrical form, on a fluted column to further carved circular footrim, having later silver mount inscribed 'James Gascoigne Lynde born 25th January 1816', with further white metal shield shaped initialled cartouche, the silver band with makers mark for Elizabeth Eaton of London 1880, h.25cm, dia. 20cm.
James Gascoigne Lynde (1816-1883) served his apprenticeship at Chelsea Waterworks Co, and later worked on several engineering projects including the burgeoning railway system, viaducts and bridges. He was a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and was appointed City Surveyor of Manchester in 1859.
One pin with silver band missing. Small split to foot approx 2”. Old split to top of column. Minor age/handling wear.
Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.
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