Silver urn-form trophy with a double-domed lid with a vasiform finial, a curved and tapering bowl, stylized leaf mounted scroll-bracket side handles and a stepped and raised foot. 1917. George V. Made in London, England by Lionel Alfred Crichton. Fully marked. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/shop-all/_english-silver-lidded-trophy-f2a1?locale=en
Solid silver trophy with a figural hunting statue that depicts a huntsman holding a fox and his hounds at his feet. Ebonized plinth that is applied with an engraved plaque inscribed “Presented to W. J. Buckley Esquire, April 18th, 1895.” 1894. Made in Birmingham, England by Elkington and Company Ltd. Maker’s marks: Hallmarks for Elkington and Company. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/19th-century-victorian-solid-silver-hunting-trophy-elkington-circa-1894/id-f_13713411/
Silver trophy cup. 1886. Made in London England by Frederick Elkington (Elkington and Company). Maker’s marks: fully hallmarked. Image © 1stDibs.com, Inc. 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/sterling-silver/antique-victorian-silver-large-trophy-cup/id-f_22258242/
Sterling silver trophy presented by DeForest Grant to John W. Grange, winner of the championship putting contest held in 1938 at the Kebo Valley Golf Club, the oldest golf club in Maine and the eighth oldest golf club in the United States. Made in England in 1936 by Barker Brothers. Maker’s marks; English hallmarks for Barker Brothers. Image © 2019 estatesilver.com. Fair use license. via https://estatesilver.com/product/sterling-silver-golf-trophy-1938-kebo-valley-club-maine/
The Emperor’s plate (Ascot Gold Cup) parcel-gilt. racing trophy that was presented by Emperor/Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. Rococo Revival on a shaped square plinth applied on four angles with the Russian Imperial coat-of-arms, two sides inset with relief plaques of Peter the Great’s palaces Peterhof and Gatchina, the others with prize inscriptions, the vase inset with two relief scenes that depict heroic events in the life of Peter the Great: the victory at Poltava in 1709 and a rescue at sea off of Finland in 1724. 1846. Edward Hodge Baily, R.A. designer. Made in London, England by John Samuel Hunt for Hunt and Roskell, successors to Storr and Mortimer. Maker’s marks: marked on vase, plinth, underside of the plaques, coats of arms, nuts and detachable flowers on the base; also stamped ‘HUNT AND ROSKELL LATE STORR AND MORTIMER Number 2795.” Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5433100
Quadruple silver plate cake or fruit basket, also known as a brides basket. Engraved in the center to read “Special premium at the Maury Company Fair 1894 for the best cake made of S. F. Ashton’s flour. Awarded to Miss Florence Sheppard.” Made in 1892 by Pairpoint in New Bedford, Massachusetts. American. Maker’s marks: Marks for Pairpoint on the base. Image © curiosityhudson.com. Fair use license. via https://www.curiosityhudson.com/trophies/1892-victorian-silver-basket-engraved-as-best-cake-trophy
The Queen’s Cup won at the Ascot Races in 1867. Silver racing trophy described by The Illustrated London News in 1867 as being ‘in the form of a tankard in Queen Anne’s style’. The ample body heavily decorated with applied cast vertical straps rising to a similar band of formal motifs, beaded scroll cartouche with an inscribed convex center. The generously designed handle terminating in a bearded lion mask and scrolled thumbpiece and the double-domed hinged cover surmounted by two rampant stallions. 1867. English. Made in London, England by Robert Garrard for R. and S Garrard and Company. Maker’s marks: the based stamped : “R & S GARRARD PANTON St LONDON”. Image © 2021 Sothebys. Fair use license. via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/gold-boxes-silver-and-ceramics/the-queens-cup-ascot-races-1867-a-magnificent
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