30 - 31 May 2012
THE COLQUHOUN TESTIMONIAL
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL CUP AND COVER
MARK OF ELKINGTON AND COMPANY, BIRMINGHAM, 1866
The baluster fluted bowl chased with alternating plain and matted panels and applied with putti, hung between with detachable swags, further applied with green enamelled foliage, all on a base applied with figures emblematic of Hope, Faith and Charity surrounding a lion-mask capped stem and with detachable green enamelled palm fronds, the conforming detachable cover chased with masks and with a fruiting finial, on ebonised wood plinth applied with three shields, one applied with an enamelled coat-of-arms, another engraved with an inscription, the third engraved with initials, marked near rim, inside cover, on cover, on palm fronds, garlands, base and shields, contained in a fitted oak box
22½ in. (57 cm.) high
gross weight 182 oz. 12 dwt. (5,649 gr.)
The inscription reads 'Presented to John Campbell Colquhoun of Killermont Esquire by Friends who love and value him for his private worth and his services to his Church and Country as a firm and able upholder of Protestant Truth, a zealous promoter of Scriptural Education and a wise, temperate and diligent director of many influential institutions for God's glory and the people's good April 10th 1867
The arms are those of Campbell quartering Lorn quartering Colquhoun impaling Powys quartering another, for John Campbell Colquhoun M.P. (1803-1870) of Killermont, co. Dumberton and Garscadden and his wife the Hon. Henrietta Maria Powys (d.1870), daughter of Thomas, 2nd Baron Lilford (1745-1825), whom he married in 1827.
Presented to John Campbell Colquhoun Esq. (1803-1870) of Killermont by his friends at a banquet held at the National Club on 10 April 1867.
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"Testimonial to Mr J. C. Colquhoun", The Essex Standard and General Advertiser for the Eastern Counties, 19 April 1867.
"Testimonial to Mr J. C. Colquhoun", The Illustrated London News, 18 January 1868, p. 68, col. b.
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