A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover
stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,
of campana form, on stepped circular foot, the ogee moulded cover with cast figural horse mount above leaf borders and textured naturalistic tooled ogee with cast models of horses and jockeys jumping fences with a further leaf scrolled border below, the cup flanked by a pair of figural handles modelled as winged females in classical dress offering wreath bands, with further textured leaf ornament to the knopped base, engraved with the Australian national crest below the motto "Advance Australia", engraved to the foot "Presented to Alice L. Gardiner by S. Gardiner of Melbourne, Australia", gilded interior, 49cm high, total weight 107oz.
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