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Digital Media Bank ID: 138193
Original Filename: ha104429_d01.jpg
Description: Ornate George IV silver tea-urn. Vase shaped body chased with a view of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier and a presentation inscription to Captain Samuel Brown R.N., the pier's engineer. Anchor handles to the side of the body. The whole rests on a tripod of three dolphins. The detachable lid is adorned with a Britannia and lion finial.

Extract from John George Bishop's 'Chain Pier: In Memoriam' (1897): 'Silver vase presented by Mr Mills Esq. to Captain Samuel Brown at The Old Ship Hotel in January 1826. Referring to the vase before him, Mr Mills said: "I am sensible that the feelings of the inhabitants are fully commensurate to the sentiments they have engraven on it; and I can only hope that it will descend to your children's children, as a memorial of the estimation in which you, Sir, are held by the people of Brighton; and that the Pier may prove as beneficial to you as it has done to this town."'
Categories: Timeline/ 1820s, Collections/ Local & Social History, Learning Themes/ Leisure & Tourism, Learning Themes/ Innovation & Invention  
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Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Vase or Urn
Object or Artwork info
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1824
Subject tags:
chain pier
File info
Size: 1.43 MB; 1372 x 2048 pixels; 116 x 173 mm (print at 300 DPI); 363 x 542 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: HA104429