Of horse racing interest. A superb pair of large antique sterling silver presentation vases with covers. Each trophy has a tall vase shape on a pedestal foot and flying side handles. The embossed decoration is particularly fine with ribbons and swags of harebells, there is a band of acanthus leaves around the bottom. Each side there is a plaited ribbon cartouche containing, to the front, a coat of arms with crest and to the back, a presentation inscription. These vases, or chestnut urns, are very large and suitable to stand a bottle inside. Weight 1784 grams and 1705 grams, total 3489 grams, 112.1 troy ounces. Height 40 cms with lid, 29.2 cms without lid. Spread across the handles 23 cms. Stamped with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks on each vase and each lid for London 1896. Maker Harris Brothers.
These magnificent silver urns are in very good condition with no damage. The decoration is in good order, the lids fit well, all pieces have clear and matching English silver hallmarks. Underneath the base each vase has a little scuffing where originally it stood on a plinth base. Each vase has a small circular mark approximately 1 cm diameter, scarcely visible, on the edge of the base where they were probably wired for electricity in the past.
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.