A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879

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Lot 38
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy
the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879

Sold for £ 9,375 (US$ 12,861) inc. premium
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy
the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
The shallow oval bowl embossed with rope and ivy, supported by male, female and young satyrs, on a green marble base applied with the words 'Grand Prix de Monaco. Won by E. R. G. Hopwood 1879', the words hallmarked for Hunt & Ruskell, London 1880, height 37cm, length 48.5cm.

Footnotes

  • Colonel Edward Robert Gregge-Hopwood (1846-1942) lived in London and enjoyed hunting in Africa. He commanded the Lancs. Hussars Imperial Yeomanry from 1902-1907. A keen shot, he won many prizes for pigeon shooting. The current lot was described in The Morning Post January 29th, 1879 as an object of art of the value of £160. Under difficult conditions ('The weather was dull and showery. The birds were English and were very fast') Hopwood took home the prize after shooting thirteen pigeons.

    The painting reproduced here is believed to be by The Hon. Henry Richard Graves
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A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
A 19th century French silver centerpiece trophy the bowl with first standard French mark, the unmarked stand engraved 'Froment-Meurice' Paris, circa 1879
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