10 June 2008
A GEORGE III SILVER-GILT CUP AND COVER
MARK OF PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1818
Campana-shaped and on spreading foot, the lower body part-fluted, the rim applied with fruiting grapevines, with two branch handles, one side engraved with inscription within a laurel leaf cartouche, the other engraved with coat-of-arms within foliage scroll cartouche, the detachable cover with a loop handle, marked near handle, inside cover and on finial, the base stamped '337', contained in an brass bound oak case, the cover applied with a plaque engraved 'Colonel J. Mayne'
13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high
111 oz. (3,463 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Given by the Honble M. Elphistone ; wone by Capt. T.D. Morris At the Poonah Races 1819 and presented by Him to his Sister M.A. Mayne'
The arms are those of Mayne.
Presented by the Hon. Mounstuart Elphinstone (1779-1859), Commander in India and Governor of Bombay, third son of John, 11th Lord Elphinstone (1737-1794) at Poonah Races in 1819 to
Captain Thomas Darcy Morris (1792-1835), given by him to his sister
Mary Ann Mayne (b.1795), wife of Capt. John Mayne, later Major General John Mayne (1778-1845), and then by descent.
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