Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection
Date of Auction: 12th June 2018
Sold for £650
Estimate: £400 - £500
FootnoteProvenance: A Collection of 18th Century Trade Tokens, Part 2, Mark Rasmussen FPL 9, Spring 2006 (C 313).
The Gardens were opened by Thomas Keyse (1722-1800), a self-taught artist, in 1766. Initially a tea garden, the discovery of a mineral spring aided its popularity and by 1784 it had become a pleasure ground. By the turn of the 19th century its popularity had declined and it was closed c. 1806