A George III silver Ticket for the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
Vauxhall Free Ticket.
A George III hallmarked silver Ticket for Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, London 1804, by Allen Dominy. The Front of the oval Ticket is engraved ‘Vauxhall Free Ticket. Admit Sir Thos. Turton. Bart. Family & Friends.’ The reverse of the ticket entirely plain apart from the hallmarks.
Thomas Turton, a highly successful barrister, was made a baronet in 1796. [For a synopsis of his career, see www.rh7.org].
This rare hallmarked silver ticket has previously been dated to 1822 but the date letter and the shape of the duty mark date it precisely to the period 11th October 1804 to 28th May 1805. A similar ticket, hallmarked for 1809, is in the British Musem, engraved for Robert Slade Esqr and Family. [See: Davis & Waters, Tickets and Passes of Great Britain and Ireland, p. 88].
Good. At some date has been cleaned but is now toned.
Length – 7.60 cm.; Width – 5.50 cm.; Thickness – 0.13 cm.; Weight – 23.20 gms.