A Constable's Cup by British

Cup, inscribed 'John Rishworth, 1794' connected with the annual ceremony of the election of the Constable of Wakefield, in which the Constable drank ale from a cup inscribed with his name and year of office, and then broke the cup.

Details

Medium:
Earthenware Dimensions: 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30 ( Total: £30)
Acquired in:
1951
Vendor:
Rishworth family

Preserved by members of the Rishworth family. Wakefield Art Gallery is currently closed and will open in 2011 as The Hepworth Wakefield.

Provenance

Rishworth family.

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