Tuesday, 24 May, 2011

Fine Art & Antiques

Sale Catalogue

Lot 258

Lot 258 Description

THE DONCASTER CUP, 1781
An Adam style George III silver gilt twin handled trophy cup and cover, hallmarked for London 1781, maker's mark for Daniel Smith & Robert Sharpe
The stiff leaf moulded cover with pineapple finial, the body decorated with applied Imperial eagles, berried husk swags and ribbon tied fruiting vines enclosing a medallion depicting racing centaurs opposing another with bacchic scene, flanked with twin handles modelled as a horse's head, shoulders and forelegs, standing on a stiff leaf moulded spreading plinth base, the rim inscribed Doncaster Cup 1781 and Major St Leger and Robert Auriol Hay Drummond Esq Stewards, also inscribed inside foot rim Pickett & Rundell Fecit. 49 cms high.

Condition: generally in good condition, expected wear, rim to cover slightly misshapen, approximately 115 troy ounces.

Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000

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