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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A BELGIAN PARCEL-GILT TROPHY CUP

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A BELGIAN PARCEL-GILT TROPHY CUP
MAKER'S MARK JD, CIRCA 1852

CIRCULAR, ON SPREADING FOOT AND WITH FOLIATE CHASED BALUSTER STEM, THE BOWL APPLIED WITH TWO SHAPED CARTOUCHES EACH CHASED WITH A YACHT RACE AND RIBBON-TIED FOLIAGE CARTOUCHES, EACH ENGRAVED WITH THE DATE '25 AOUT 1852', THE RIM APPLIED WITH TWO COATS-OF-ARMS EACH WITH DOLPHIN SUPPORTERS, ONE STAMPED LEOPOLD I, THE OTHER LOUISE MARIE, THE RIM FURTHER ENGRAVED WITH INSCRIPTION, MARKED ON FOOT AND BOWL - 14¼IN. (36CM.) HIGH
121OZS. (3,764GRS.)

THE INSCRIPTION READS 'PRESENTED BY H.M. LEOPOLD I. KING OF BELGIUM WON BY THE CUTTER YACHT "FLEUR DE MARIE," THE PROPERTY OF JOHN C. THIERENS ESQRE R. W. YACHT CLUB ANTWERP REGATTA AUGUST 1852

THE ARMS ARE THE ROYAL ARMS OF BELGIUM AND THE ARMS OF ANTWERP

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