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The Doncaster Cup, 1770: A Fine George III Silver-gilt Two-handled Cup and Cover, Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, London, 1767
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PROVATE COLLECTOR

The Doncaster Cup, 1770: A Fine George III Silver-gilt Two-handled Cup and Cover, Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, London, 1767
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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The Doncaster Cup, 1770: A Fine George III Silver-gilt Two-handled Cup and Cover, Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, London, 1767
of vase form with gadrooned borders, embossed and chased with wcrolling grapevine above ruffled acanthus, the sides centered by cast plaques depicting horses and jockeys on one side and horses in full race on the other, multiple scroll handles capped with grapevine, he rim engraved: "DONCASTER CUP 1770" and "RANDOLPH MARRIOTT & ANTHONY WHARTON ESQRS STEWARDS.", inside base rim engraved "WM, PICKETT, LONDON, FECITT."  the conforming cover with bud finial
fully marked
height 17 7/8 in.
45.4cm
127oz 15dwt
3974g
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Catalogue Note

The Doncaster Cup was established in 1766, and the date letter on this piece suggests the early cups were ordered en bloc shortly after the founding.  Held on Cantley Common, the winner in 1770 was "Liberty."

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