Stoneware jug - J. Baum White Lion Hackney Wick

 
image 1991-444a
image 1991-444a
image 1991-444b

Object

Jug

Title

Stoneware jug - J. Baum White Lion Hackney Wick

Production date

1825=1868

Dimensions

Height: 130mm
: 125mm
: 86mm

Description

Stoneware, brown/fawn, straight sided, handle, stamped.

In the 1850s-1860s virtually every top athlete would race at The White Lion public house owned by James Baum in Wick Lane, Hackney Wick. Called the ‘The Athletics Capital of England’, many world records were set here.
Race days would be major events, also offering wrestling and boxing matches, and ending with music and fireworks. In the most notable event of the famous sporting venue’s life, tens of thousands of people came to see races featuring the Native American athlete Deerfoot in 1861.

Inscription

J. Baum
White Lion
Hackney Wick

Object number

1991.444

On display?

No
 

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