British Tokens, Tickets and Passes (27 August 2020)

Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £400

Estimate: £150 - £200

Exhibitions and Museums, PICCADILLY, Egyptian Hall, white metal, by J. Bonomi for Pinches, egyptian hall piccadilly painted by henry warren joseph bonomi james fahey daily at three & eight, rev. Bedouin on camel walking right, panorama of the nile above, 36mm, 17.55g (W 1015, this piece illustrated; Young, Entertainments, p.29, this piece). Extremely fine and very rare £150-£200


Provenance: Tim Millett FPL 2005 (101); bt April 2005.

Joseph Bonomi (1796-1878), sculptor, Egyptologist and, late in life, curator of Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, better known numismatically as the designer of a pattern coin with Egyptian images in 1837, subsequently transformed into a series of pattern crowns struck by Pinches to the order of J. Rochelle Thomas in 1893