The Goodwood Cup of 1860
The Goodwood Cup of 1860 - Won by "Sweetsauce"
A sterling silver equestrian sculpture.
Hallmark of Robert Garrard London 1860
Designed by Edmund Cotterill
58cm high, 71cm long (83.5cm high overall on the wooden plinth)
Weight of silver 298oz (9285g)
Edmund Cotterill (1795-1860) attended the Royal Academy Schools in 1820 and exhibited at the Academy between 1822 and 1858. Cotterill achieved impressive popularity and is responsible for the imposing reputation that Garrard silver and bronze sculptures achieved during this time.
According to the “Illustrated London News” of 1842, Coterill “deservedly stands at the head of the class of artists who model for silversmiths and his production, annually exhibited at Messrs. Garrards, have earned for that house a celebrity which no other can equal”.
During this time Garrard produced magnificent sculptures, centrepieces and well-known trophies of sporting events: Ascot, Doncaster, Goodwood Cups and even The America’s Cup in 1848.
In 1840 Prince Albert asked Cotterill to make a model of his greyhound Eos. In 1842/3 the model was used to make a centrepiece now in exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Robert Garrard II was one of the most important silversmiths of his time and heir (with his brothers James and Sebastian) of his brilliant father, Robert Garrard I. The firm and name of Garrard deserved royal patronage since the 18th century and achieved the title of Royal Jewellers in 1830 and the unique position as Crown Jewellers in 1843.
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