An Antique English Silver-Gilt Presentation Cup & Cover.
John Bridge, London 1825/32
22 inches (56cm) high
This was reportedly made after designs by Thomas Hope. The cast equestrian panel was designed by Lady Dacre of the Hoo, St. Albans. The plinth is engraved with the Royal arms of King William IV.
The cup is inscribed "Brighton Races 1833 The gift of his gracious majesty King William the Fourth", and the plinth is engraved "The Earl of Stradbroke, Thomas Colby Esq - Stewards".
The cup was won by Mr. Cosby's BL. H. Galopade, five year old by Doctor Syntax beating Samacand and Lucetta, August 8, 1833.
Price : £38,500