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A Victorian Bucket Bowl Commemorative Coin Rummer 1855

Heading : A one and a half pint bucket bowl rummer
Period : Victoria 1855 or shortly after
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear, good grey hue
Bowl : Bucket
Stem : Blade knops above and below a ball knop containing an 1855 Victoria "young head" silver sixpence. Terraced cushion
Foot : Thick low conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  22.0 cm height,  12.0cm diameter bowl, 10.2 cm diameter foot 
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. There is a little silver oxide deposit within the hollow knop
Restoration : None 
Weight:  762 grams 

1855 is not just a random year, it is one of those dates that resonate with all Englishmen. In 1855 the country was whipped into a spell of patriotic fervour. 50 years earlier Nelson had routed a combined French and Spanish fleet to the south of Cadiz at cape Trafalgar in 1805. Some 40 years earlier Arthur Wellesley finally put pay to "Old Boney" at a field now in Belgium, Waterloo.

Queen Victoria made the first trip to Paris by any British monarch since Edward VI some 400 years earlier. This was to celebrate the now stong alliance in the Crimean war and her personal friendship with Boneparte III. Attending Versailles on the 50th and 40th anniversary of the most crushing of defeats was double edged. It remided the "junior partner" of their place.This did not go unnoticed within French diplomatic circles who absolutely seethed with latent rage.

The irony is that the Queen was met at Dunkirk by the Emperor, little did she know.

 

 

 

 

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  • Product Code: 20101723
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  • £375.00


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