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Carved wooden tankard for Garrick Jubilee

Description

A carved wooden cup or tankard; mulberry wood; silver lining, handle and engraved plaque; made about 1769 to commemorate that year's Garrick Jubilee. Engraved with the figure of Shakespeare, derived from the Westminster Abbey statue, showing the dramatist leaning on a pedestal with a scroll. A letter written by Frederick Wellstood in 1917 identifies it as 'the Jubilee Cup which was won by Mr Pratt's horse Whirligig at the steeple-chase run on September, 1769 during the Garrick Festival in honour of Shakespeare'.

  • Marks & inscriptions

    inscription : : above : : We shall ne'er look upon his like again, inscription : : below : : Shakespear's [sic] Jubilee 1769, inscription : : scroll on pedestal : quotation from 'The Merchant of Venice' : The man that hath no Music in himself is fit for Treasons,

  • Location

    see Events

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust