THE RICHMOND CUP: A fine George III silver-gilt cup and cover
By Robert Sharp & Daniel Smith London 1771, retailed Pickett& Co
Vase-shaped and raised on a concave fluted foot, the lower section chased in high relief with frosted acanthus leaves with two oval medallions with bead and husk borders; one depicting two horses, jockeys and grooms and the other a race between two horses, the upper section of cup chased with ribbon linked cast and applied husk swags, leaf-capped scroll handles, engraved around the rim on either side "Sir John Lawson Bart & John Byron Esq., Stewards", "Richmond cup 1784", the separate gadroon-edge cover with fluted "mushroom" top applied with cone finial, the cover also with husk swags, the cup sits on a George IV cushion collet foot with bayonet fastening, by William Eaton, London 1822, with a wide band of narrow flutes and florettes, height 49.7cm, weight 120oz.
£50,000 - 70,000
58,000 - 82,000
US$ 75,000 - 110,000
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