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A Victorian silver racing trophy on wood base, Charles Reily & George Storer, London, 1843
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A Victorian silver racing trophy on wood base, Charles Reily & George Storer, London, 1843
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A Victorian silver racing trophy on wood base, Charles Reily & George Storer, London, 1843
modeled as two knights on horseback wielding an ax and spear, the one with ax and Douglas shield pierced in his chest by an arrow, and the archer with one foot resting on a felled stag, all under a glass cloche and on detachable ebonized wood base mounted with three shield-form plaques, two engraved with presentation inscriptions, the third with arms and motto
marked throughout, base rim stamped LISTER & SONS / SILVERSMITH'S TO THE QUEEN / NEWCASTLE ON TYNE
diameter of silver base 12 1/2 in; height overall with base and cloche 28 in.
31.7 cm; 71 cm
175 oz 5 dwt excluding base
5455 g
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Catalogue Note

The inscription on the central shield reads "Newcastle upon Tyne, 1844. / MOST NOBLE / THE MARQUESS OF NORMANBY / RIGHT HONBLE / THE EARL OF ZETLAND / SIR C.M. MONCK, BART. / W. HOPE JOHNSTON, ESQR. / Stewards." The other reads "WON BY / ALICE HAWTHORN / THE PROPERTY OF / Gerard Salvin Esqre. / OF CROXDALE / 27th June 1844."

Alice Hawthorn was one of the greatest English racemares of all time, winning over fifty races in over seventy starts in five seasons throughout the 1830's and 40's and earning the title "Queen of the Turf." In 1844, she won all but three of her races, including this Newcastle cup, which she won in a canter. She was retired to the breeding shed after 1845, and she produced six notable offspring, including Derby winner Thormanby. 

The arms are those of Salvin of Croxdale, Durham with numerous quarterings, for Gerard Salvin, esq. J.P., 1804-1870, married in 1834 Louisa, sister of Thomas Reavely esq., of Kinnersley Castle, co. Hereford.

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