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Silver & Vertu

20th July 2021 | 10:00AM | Crewkerne Salerooms

Lot 1016

A RARE LATE ELIZABETH I STEEPLE CUP AND COVER with a deep conical bowl, chased with a row of scallop shells below fleur-de-lys and a vacant shield cartouche against a matt ground & above a calyx of alternating stiff leaves and fruit, the baluster stem with adornment, supported on a bell-shaped foot, chased with fleur-de-lys above a formal moulded border, the domed cover chased with a row of scallop shells above row of fleur-de-lys against a matt ground, the steeple chased with chevrons and terminating in a turned finial, flanked by three scrolls, inscribed under the foot "EX DONO IO: WALTON ARCHIDIACONI DERBIE 1603", the whole with traces of gilding, maker's mark "AB" conjoined, London 1602; 10.9" (27.7 cms) high to rim; 16.9" (42.7 cms) high overall; 23.4 oz Provenance: This cup was presented to the owner's grandfather as the prize, when his horse "DON SANCHO" won the Irish Grand National in 1928 and sold with the cup is a small inscribed disc relating to its presentation. It was also catalogued as part of a Loan Exhibition of Old English Plate and Decorations and Orders at 25 Park Lane and Seaford House, in March 1929 (catalogue No. 794)
£30000 - £40000
5 stars

“Thanks Michael for your prompt response which is very clear. I am speaking to the executors later today - who were delighted with the sale results.”

Richard M

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