THE RICHMOND GOLD CUP, 1819
A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN 
THE RICHMOND GOLD CUP, 1819 A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER

MARK OF PHILIP RUNDELL, LONDON, 1819

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THE RICHMOND GOLD CUP, 1819
A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER
MARK OF PHILIP RUNDELL, LONDON, 1819
Campana-shaped on circular domed foot chased with palm leaves and scales with a fluted knop, the part-fluted body chased with a band of fruiting grapevines and on one side with race horses, the two applied handles in the form of oak branches terminating in acorns and leaves, the domed plain cover with egg-and-dart rim, the finial in the form of a ribbon-tied wreath, on beaded palmate calyx, the body engraved with an inscription, marked near rim, on cover and finial
17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high
97 oz. 10 dwt. (3,033 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Richmond Races 1819 Stewards Thomas Dundas Esq.r Sheldon Cradock Esq.r'
Provenance
Presented by the stewards of the Richmond Races, Thomas Dundas, later 1st Earl of Zetland, (1795-1839) and Sheldon Cradock (1777-1852) on 6 October 1819 to
William Garforth (1752-1828) of Wiganthorpe Hall, co. York, owner of the winning horse, his bay colt Otho and then by descent.

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Lot Essay

The Gold Cup which had a value of 100 gns with an addition £341 and 4 shillings added by subscribers was run over four miles on 6 October 1819. The field consisted of six horses with William Garforth's Otho winning. Mr Riddell's Doctor Syntax came second and Colonel Cradock's Sir Walter third. Contemporary newspaper reports have conflicting details with regards to the unplaced runners, however it was noted that there were 'high odds against the winner [10 to 1]', and it was 'a most excellent race'. (Edward and James Weatherby's Racing Calendar for 1819).

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