13 June 2000
The Doncaster Cup, A George III Silver-Gilt Trophy Vase
Maker's mark of Paul Storr, London, 1817
Formed as the Warwick vase and on a square base engraved with inscriptions, with a spreading circular foot and gadrooned lower body, the upper body applied with grapevine issuing from two interlaced vine handles, with everted egg-and-dart rim, marked on rim, also stamped on base 'RUNDELL BRIDGE ET RUNDELL AURIFICES REGIS ET PRINCIPIS WALLAE REGENTIS BRITAINNIAS'
9¾in. (24.8cm.) high
George William Frederick Osborne, 6th Duke of Leeds (1775-1838) and thence by descent to his son, Francis Godolphin, 7th Duke of Leeds (1798-1859) and thence by descent to his nephew
Sackville George Lane Fox, 12th Baron Conyers (1859-1888) and thence by descent to his elder daughter, Marcia Amelia Mary, Baroness Fauconberg and Conyers, Countess of Yarborough (1863-1926).
Anon. sale; Christie's London, 8 December 1994, lot 26
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The later initials are for Marcia Amelia Mary, Baroness Fauconberg and Conyers, Countess of Yarborough (1863-1926)
For further information about the Doncaster Cup, please see the notes to lot 136 in this sale.
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