Bonhams : A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,
A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,

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Lot 193
A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover
stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,

Sold for £ 14,400 (US$ 18,622) inc. premium
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.

Footnotes

  • Joachim Wendt (1830-1917) was born in Denmark and migrated to Australia in 1854, he established himself as a watch maker and later expanded to produce jewellery and silver. By now a British national, he was appointed jeweller to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. The marks to the collar of the cup appear to be overstamped, this coupled with an applied base and signs of patching of further marks to the cover would suggest that Wendt took an earlier cup and adapted it to the specifications of the client.
A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,
A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,
A mid Victorian Australian racing trophy and cover stamped J M Wendt, Adelaide, circa 1865,
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