A large pearlware boxing plaque of Spring and Langan, circa 1825

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A large pearlware boxing plaque of Spring and Langan, circa 1825

Sold for £ 6,875 (US$ 9,448) inc. premium
A large pearlware boxing plaque of Spring and Langan, circa 1825
Of rectangular form with an integral reeded frame picked out in black, printed in black with Tom Spring and Jack Langan in boxing attire, a crowd of gentlemen watching the fight from behind the ring, titled below the figures 'SPRING AND LANGAN', 34.0cm x 41.4cm (restored)

Footnotes

  • This rare plaque depicts the champion boxer Tom Spring in his fight with Irishman Jack Langan. The fight took place at Worcester racecourse in 1824, watched by 40,000 people and for a purse of 300 sovereigns. It lasted 77 rounds, Langan being defeated after some two hours and thirty-two minutes. Tom Spring retired and purchased the Castle Inn, Holborn, which became the unofficial headquarters of English boxing
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