Victorian silver gilt ewer and plate racing trophy, Chefoo races, in oak case
Lot 107
Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,083) inc. premium

Lot Details
Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864 Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864 Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864 Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864 Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864
Chefoo Racing Interest: A Victorian silver and silver-gilt ewer and platter racing trophy
by Smith and Nicholson, London 1864
The ewer of slender baluster form, the hinged cover with entwined leaf finial, the branch-form handle and neck with swirling leaf tendrils, the matted gilt body with spiralling leaf tendrils issuing from the tree stump stem on a plain foot with beeded rim, the platter with central raised socket to fit the foot of the ewer, surrounded by presentation inscriptions: "Chefoo Spring Meeting 1864, Challenge Cup won by Mr Wilson's "Rob Roy;" "Chefoo Autumn Meeting 1864, Challenge Cup, won by Mr Wilson's Rob Roy;" "Challenge Cup. To be won at two Consecutive Meetings by a pony or ponies. The-Bona-Fide Property of the Same Owner," the rim applied with a silver fruiting leaf band within a beeded border, all contained within an oak case, height of ewer 36cm, diameter of platter 31.5cm, weight 66oz.

Footnotes

  • The present lot was consigned with an extensive album of photographs depicting China coast scenes icluding: external and internal views of the house owned by Messrs. Wilson Cornabé & Co. of Chefoo. James Wilson formed a partnership with William Alexander Cornabé after they left Boyd & Co., agents for Lloyds in Amoy in around 1863/4.
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