1 December 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A Victorian silver-gilt two-handled cup
Mark of Thomas Alfred Slater, Walter Brindsley Slater and Henry Arthur Holland, London, 1895
Vase-shaped and on spreading circular foot and with branch scroll handles, with flower and foliage borders, the body with a broad classical frieze of horsemen and with a band of figures and masks beneath, the body with inscription, marked on neck
17¼in. (44cm.) high
The inscription reads 'THE VICEROY'S CUP 1894' and 'PRESENTED BY H.E. THE EARL OF ELGIN.'
Presented by Victor, 9th Earl of Elgin (1849-1917), Viceroy of India 1894-1899.
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