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Collections > Silver > Punch Bowl with the Bowes coat-of-arms, 1725
Punch Bowl with the Bowes coat-of-arms, 1725
The coat of arms is that of George Bowes (1701-1760), great-grandfather of John Bowes, co-founder of The Bowes Museum, and his first wife Eleanor Verney. George Bowes appears of to order a quantity of silver at the time of his first marriage. Eleanor Verney was fifteen years old when she married George Bowes in 1725. She died three months after her marriage. George Bowes was grief-stricken. He did not remarry until 1743. The bowl was presented to the Bakers and Brewers Company,
Object Type: bowl
Century: 18th century
Museum Accession Number: 1984.5/Sil.