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The cornucopia handle issuing out of lion's mouth, the whole raised on four cast bulbous cartouche ball feet. The tankard resting on an octagonal plinth applied with two open-work Royal ciphers, and two cartouches - engraved as follows - "The Queen's vase 1865" the other "Won by Eltham",
An illustration for this prize cup appears in the "The London Illustrated News -" June 1865, Vol XLVI.
There were four runners, with betting about even on Mr Robinson's Eltham, the favourite, ridden by S.Adams. The Times reported on the race as follows, "Breeze, owned by Baron Rothschild, was first out: Eltham rushed past him and carried on running round the top turn, when Adams indulged him with a pull, and Breeze was, in consequence, left in the lead, which carried on into the Swinley Mile Bottom. On reaching the mile post, the pair closed and raced together to the road, where the Baron's filly drew slightly away, and came into the straight half a length in advance of the favourite, the pair having the race to themselves at the distance... within a stride or two of the chair (Eltham) came with a rush, and finished a splendid race with a dead heat".
This mode of decoration was chiefly characterised by its use of heavy strapwork around cartouches in the 19th century, and was favoured in racing cups.
|Height||58.40 cm||(22.99 inches)|
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