Fine Antique Silver & Objects of Vertu
Georgian Silver Theatre Ticket
Made circa 1815
Length 2.2" (5.5cm); Weight 0.35 troy oz (11g)
General Admission To the
Amphitheatre, Westr [Westminster], Bridge
and Royalty Theatre.
J. Astley, Proprietor & Manager
Chas [Charles] Rich Esqr.
Notes & Condition Report
A rare and interesting theatre token
Astleyís Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, was opened by Philip Astley in 1773
and is considered to be the home of the modern circus.
John Astley, to whom this token relates to, inherited the theatres after his fatherís death in 1814.
As to who Charles Rich Esq is I donít know, but presumably he was a regular theatre goer to have purchased this ticket,
or maybe he was an investor and given it as a thank you by John Astley?
There have been a number of Royalty Theatres in London and I donít know to which one this related to.
There is a bit of lamination to the silver by the "r" in "General"
A slight dent above "Admission"
Otherwise good engraving and condition
Sorry, this item is SOLD, and remains here for the archive
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