5 July 2005,
Price realised GBP 4,800
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A George III silver-gilt stirrup-cup
Mark of Thomas Pitts, London, 1771
Formed as a fox's mask, realistically chased with fur, flattened ears and staring eyes, the mouth slightly open showing the teeth, the underside with an oval cartouche engraved with an inscription, marked on rim
6in. (15cm.) long
The inscription reads, 'Success to Fox Hunting and the Joys of a Tally'
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Sir John Grey Egerton Bart; Christie's London, 25 February 1970, lot 35.
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