An engraved Beefsteak Club firing glass Circa 1740.
Lot 202
An engraved Beefsteak Club firing glass Circa 1740.
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,521) inc. premium

Lot Details
An engraved Beefsteak Club firing glass
Circa 1740.
The round funnel bowl with a griddle enclosed by two ribbons, inscribed ESTO PERPETUA and AD LIBITUM, the reverse with fruiting vine, set on a flattened knop over a solid firing foot, 8.9cm high

Footnotes

  • A similar example with the emblem of the Beefsteak Club is illustrated by Bickerton (1986), p.323, no.1,046. At least three such glasses are known, each of different form but all having the griddle emblem. The Sublime Society of Beefsteaks was founded about 1735 by John Rich, the famous harlequin and machinist of Covent Garden Theatre. At first it consisted of twenty-four members, but the number was afterwards increased. Hogarth, Wilkes and many other celebrated men were members
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