British Tokens, Tickets and Passes (27 August 2020)

Date of Auction: 27th August 2020

Sold for £40

Estimate: £30 - £40

Gardens, CHELSEA, Cremorne House and Gardens, uniface zinc, cremorne house, 910 stamped in centre, 36mm, 8.94g (W 1307; D & W 67/168). Fine, rare £30-£40


Provenance: F.W. Yeates Collection; F.S. Cokayne Collection [from Baldwin August 1923]; bt Baldwin September 2017.

Cremorne House, to the west of Battersea Bridge, was sold by the Huntingdon family in 1831 to a convicted fraudster popularly known as the Baron de Beranger. Beranger added pleasure gardens to the property but was declared bankrupt and the house and gardens were acquired by James Ellis in January 1845. Between then and the late 1870s the gardens were much frequented, but in 1877 local residents objected to the renewal of its licence and it was forced to close