Commemorative pearlware pottery plate for the opening of the Thames Tunnel in 1843

The Thames Tunnel is a tunnel beneath the River Thames in London, connecting Rotherhithe and Wapping. It measures 35 feet (11 m) wide by 20 feet (6 m) high and is 1,300 feet (396 m) long, running at a depth of 75 feet (23 m) below the river surface measured at high tide. It is the first tunnel known to have been constructed successfully underneath a navigable river  and was built between 1825 and 1843 using Marc Isambard Brunel’s and Thomas Cochrane’s newly invented tunnelling shield, by Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Diameter: 6 ⅛”

In good condition

 

Antique pearl ware pottery historical English ceramic 19th century

£275

US$372