Large early Victorian silver-gilt horse racing jug

Large early Victorian silver-gilt horse racing jug

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Massive and exceptional early Victorian gilded silver jug presented for the Queen's Plate at the 1839 Richmond Races. It was won by Beeswing (1833-1854), a British thoroughbred hailed as the greatest mare in Britain and one of the greatest of all time.

This majestic piece is richly adorned with finely hand-chased decoration of textured leaves, lion masks and dolphin heads among scrolling cartouches and textured backgrounds. On each side are cast and applied horse models in high relief.

This is a particularly heavy piece with superb quality decoration. Classical masks feature around the knopped stem and a beautifully modelled mask of Bacchus is cast and applied below the spout.

This excellent silver-gilt horse racing trophy jug is not available to purchase online. Please contact us if you would like more information or are interested to buy it.

Dimensions:

Height 545 mm / 21 "
Diameter 225 mm / 9 "
Weight 3300 g (106.10 troy ozs)
Year

1838

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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