LOUIS OSMAN AND MALCOLM APPLEBY: A unique and important finely engraved 22 carat gold 'Prince of Wales Cup',
with mark for Louis Osman, engraved by Malcolm Appleby, London 1970, also with engraved facsimile signature M A APPLEBY,
the vessel was raised by Peter Musgrove from a square base to a circular rim, creating the four sides, these are intricately engraved in varying techniques with fine detail depicting: the attributes and heraldic symbols of the Prince of Wales, vis: a lion rampant gardant facing towards a unicorn rampant regardant with steaming breath issuing from the nostrils, the Prince of Wale's feathered plume sits below and issues from a cross patée and two fleurs-de-lys, above the plume is a rising bird which merges into a beast's head, beside the Unicorn are the three slender vertical feathers for the Black Prince, next to this is a Dragon with a long entwined tail and a sun is rising from behind, the rays of light beaming outwards, one of which is blocked by the unicorns horn, the centre of the tail has a roundel with a faced crescent moon and also a comet with trailing tail, by this corner of the cup is a vertical band engraved in stylised decorative letters 'ICH DIEN', the next side has three corn stooks among a fine stippled ground, very faintly depicting a tiny mountainous scene, a further smaller dragon stands below, also a small feather plume and crown with scrolling stylised text with the motto 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' and running around the lower base 'Y DDRAIG GOCH DDYRY CYCHYN', just below the rim of the vessel is a border of fifteen bezants, their scrolling tips terminating with small fleurs-de-lys, height 7.8cm, diameter at top 6.7cm, weight 433.5gms.
- Artists Resale Rights (ARR) applies to this lot at only 50% of the applicable ARR rate.
This comes with photocopies of correspondance between Louis Osman and Malcolm Appleby discussing the 'Prince of Wales Cup'.
Auction terms and conditions