Eton Boater for the "Dreadnought"


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Eton Boater for the "Dreadnought"

As King George III was Eton's greatest patron his birthday is celebrated every year with the Procession of Boats, formerly held on the 'Fourth of June' but now on the Wednesday before the first weekend of June. The top rowing crews from the top four years row past spectators on the riverbank wearing traditional costume including boaters such as this. The boats were given patriotic names, in this case Dreadnought. Made by W V Brown of straw with a painted hat band. The name within the boater tells us this was worn by Sir Terence Charles Stuart Morrison-Scott DSC DSc FMA (1908–1991), a British zoologist, Director of the Science Museum and the British Museum of Natural History in London, England.
English circa 1920.


First quarter 20th Century

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111 Portobello Road,
W11 2DY
United Kingdom


Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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