[Ticket] A Ball ['At the Mansion House' crossed in ink] April 19th, 1802. The Right Honble. Sir ['John Eamer' crossed in ink], Lord Mayor.No Admittance till 9 o'Clock.
Large and scarce ball ticket/invitation, engraving, 200 x 260mm. 8 x 10¼". Trimmed to plate.
An impressive ticket to the Mansion House in the City of London with elaborate allegorical design. Includes putti playing musical instruments, fruit and garlands of flowers, and candle sticks with serpent forms. Sir John Eamer (1750-1823) was knighted in 1794 and became Lord Mayor of London in 1801, and 1802, and was granted a Coat of Arms. During his mayoralty, the Mansion House was a peculiar scene of festivity. On Easter Monday, April 19, 102, the Prince of Wales, with his brothers the Dukes of Clarence and Cumberland, accompanied by a train of nobility and gentry, honoured the dinner and ball with their presence.
[Ref: 21988] £230.00