Lot 549 , Two handsome George II silver horse racing related presentation trophy cups
Two handsome George II silver horse racing related presentation trophy cups and covers, both inscribed to Foxhunter, the winner of The Newton Hunt, June 16th, 1752 & June 13th, 1753, by William Cripps, both with applied vineous and foliate decoration and oval panels of horse and jockey, the ornate scroll handles with animal head terminals and acanthus leaf capped decoration, on circular foot, embossed with foliage and scrolls, the covers with chased and embossed foliate scroll decoration with acorn finials, London, 1751 & 1752, height both approx. 36.2cm, 86oz & 89oz respectively.
The origins of the Old Newton Cup can be traced back to 1752, where the meeting took place at Newton-le-Willows, on the common at Golbourne Heath, (near the current Haydock Park). Foxhunter was owned by The Honourable J.S. Barry and the race was run over 4 miles
"1752" cup and cover- Two of the leaves are now missing from the cover, with part of one still present but loose. There are several small dents and knocks to the interior rim of the cover. The acorn finial is fixed, with no visible nut beneath for it to remove. The decoration is still crisp on both pieces and the overall condition of the cup is good. Clear hallmarks.
"1753" cup and cover- There are several prominent small dents to the top of the acorn finial. There may be a small piece missing from the tip of one of the small leaves. The finial has no visible hallmarks and has a nut beneath which enables it to detach. The finial is a little loose in situ. There are a few minor knocks to the interior rim of the cover.
The cup is slightly wobbly on a flat surface, the decoration is still crisp on cup and cover and the overall condition of the cup is good. Hallmarks clear.
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Sold for £14,000