15 June 2004
A George III silver-gilt cup and cover
Mark of William Burwash, London, 1816
Partly-fluted urn-shaped on slightly domed partly-fluted circular foot, the body with a broad border of scrolling foliage on a matted ground, and central oval plaque with a scene of two jockeys in a race, the two reeded handles with lions' mask terminals, the domed cover with guilloche borders and acanthus bud finial on a partly matted ground, marked under foot and cover, the foot-rim engraved 'Wm Gray Fecit'
14½in. (37.5cm.) high
Hugh, 12th Earl of Eglinton K.T. (1739-1819) and then by descent to
Archibald, 16th Earl of Eglinton and Winton (1880-1945)
The Earl of Eglinton and Winton; Christie's London, 12 July 1922, lot 26 (£71 to Comyns)
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