A GEORGE IV SILVER-MOUNTED RIDING CROP
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, DATED 1830
The handle realistically cast as basketweave, engraved for the Goodwood Cup 1830, further engraved with a view of three horses galloping and with an inscription, the terminal engraved with initial 'P' within garter motto and below coronet
36¾ in. (91.5 cm.) long
The inscription reads 'This whip belonged to His Royal Highness George IV of England'
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The Goodwood Cup of 1830 had a value of 300 sovereigns and was run for on 11 August, the first three horses, named on this lot all belong to the King, whose mare Fleur-de-lys had one the race the year before.
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