The Catch Club, Instituted 1762
The Catch Club, Instituted 1762, silver pass, , by T. Pingo, two figures seated beside a tripod, one playing a lyre, the other holding a cup, LETS. DRINK. AND LETS. SING TOGETHER, rev. a wreath of leaves, A Proof, 44mm (DW 152/397). Good extremely fine and rare, toned. £Sold
The Club met at the Thatched House in St. James’s Street. Eimer states that the Club offered a ten-guinea premium to the composers of the best catch, canon and glee, set to words either in English, Latin, Italian, Spanish or French. At the time of initial production a silver example was given to the Duke of Devonshire.
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