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A GEORGE IV SILVER FOX STIRRUP-CUP
MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1825
Realistically cast as a fox's head, the plain neck with an engraved inscription within stiff-leaf borders, the interior gilt, marked on rim
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
12 oz. (383 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Cup won in 1827 by Mr. Fosters BR. G. Optimus Mostyn Hunt'
Provenance
The 1st prize for the Farmer's Cup won by Mr Foster's brown gelding Optimus at The Mostyn Hunt meet, run on Cottisford Heath, co. Oxford on 28 March 1827.

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The Farmer's Cup is described in E. and J. Weatherby's The Racing Calendar for the Year 1827, London, 1828, p. 5 as having 'value 10gs, with 40 gs in specie, given by Sir Thomas Mostyn, and 10gs to the owner of the second horse, for horses not thorough bred, the property of and ridden by Farmers; three years old, 10st. 10lb. four, 11st. 12 lb. five 12st. 8lb. six and aged, 13 st. horses bred within the limits of the Hunt allowed 5lb. two mile heats'.

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