Lot 30. A RARE PUGILIST GLASS RUMMER

A RARE PUGILIST GLASS RUMMER, the bucket bowl engraved with two boxers, below "YOUNG. DUTCH. SAM.", the reverse with fruiting vines, on a ring-turned stem and circular foot, c.1820, 8.25" high, 5.5" dia. Young Dutch Sam is best known as being Welterweight Champion of the World in the 1820's. At only 5'6", his considerable punching power allowed him to fight larger opponents. In an era when most boxers fought 20-25 times in a career, Dutch Sam had approximately 100 bouts, losing only twice. Provenance: The Buxton Collection of engraved glass
Sold For £900.00 In The Ceramics, Glass, Asian Art and Furniture - Sale Date 23rd February 2017

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