The Boston Oar Mace by Benjamin Pyne

A mace in the form of an oar with the arms of Boston and the date 1725, on the reverse the royal arms of Elizabeth I and the arms of the first Earl of Brownlow.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
98 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £1,100)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
Christie's

Includes an inscription and other decoration.

Provenance

The Corporation sold it to the Alderman Francis Thirkill in 1832; his widow presented it to the earl of Brownlow in 1840; in 1929 bt by William Randolph Hearst of St Donat's Castle.

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