“On the Road to Epsom. 1804.”

Catalog No. 1529

Pottery, etched, 0.5L, inlaid lid.

Made for an English audience, the revelers and their coach depicted on this stein are most likely headed from London to the town of Epsom for the Derby Stakes, a world famous horse race first run in 1780 and named for Edward Smith-Stanley, the 12th Earl of Derby. Subsequently the word “derby” was to become a standard horse racing term that is now applied to a substantial number of other races (traditionally those restricted to three-year-old horses) such as the Kentucky Derby, Irish Derby, on so on.

Price Range: $150-$225

Lid Inlay
Lid Inlay
 
     
RH 1529
RH 1529

 
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