Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover
Georgian Silver Cup and Cover

BENJAMIN SMITH, LONDON (worked 1800-1846)

Georgian Silver Cup and Cover

1827 England

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£7,950 gbp
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Of sporting interest. A superb quality antique sterling silver trophy cup with gilt finish. Excellent large size and thick gauge silver. Classical design with substantial decorative borders, sweeping handles and pineapple finial to the top. To one side there is a deep relief panel depicting jockeys on their race horses; to the other there is the presentation inscription for the Goodwood Cup winner “Pan” in 1951. Total weight 3435 grams, 110.4 troy ounces. Total height with lid 44 cms. Trophy height without lid 32 cms. Spread across handles 30 cms. Diameter 23 cms. London 1827. Maker Benjamin Smith, the highly prestigious royal goldsmith.
This excellent cup is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving is crisp, the decoration in deep relief, both cup and lid are fully matching. Stamped on the top edge of the cup with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks, the lid also has matching assay stamps. The gilding is bright and has no wear.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The first version of the Goodwood Cup was established in 1808, and it was won on three separate occasions by Bucephalus. Its trophy, a silver cup, was awarded permanently to the horse's owner after the third victory. The replacement trophy was a gold cup, and the inaugural running for this took place in 1812. The race was originally contested over 3 miles, but it was later cut to 2 miles and 5 furlongs.
The Goodwood Cup is one of Britain's leading events for "stayers" – horses which specialise in racing over long distances. It is the second leg of the Stayers' Triple Crown, preceded by the Gold Cup and followed by the Doncaster Cup.
The race is now held on the third day of the five-day Glorious Goodwood meeting.
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silver gilt
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