A monumental Victorian sterling silver Monteith bowl.

Hallmarked for Robert Garrard, London 1876.

Made for Brympton D'Evercy once described as "The most Beautiful Home in England"

The cartouches around the rim engraved with the Arms & Crasts of the Ponsonby-Fane family, for Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane, GCB, ISO(14 March 1824 – 1 December 1915)

43cm high not including the stand
56cm high including the stand
68cm wide

 440oz / 13.7kilos (silver weight)

Sir Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane, GCB, ISO(14 March 1824 – 1 December 1915), né Ponsonby, was an English cricketer and civil servant.

He was born in 1824 in Mayfair, the sixth son of John Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough 

Ponsonby played for both Middlesex & Surrey, and later administered Somerset and Harrow Cricket Club He was one of the founders of I Zingari in 1845.

Ponsonby joined the Foreign office in 1840. He was Private Secretary to three Foreign Secretaries; Lord Palmeston 1846–1851, Lord Granville, 1851–1852, and Lord Clarendon 1853–1857. In 1856 he brought from Paris the definitive copy of the peace treaty for the Crimean war. Later he was Comptroller of the Lord Chamberlain’s Office 1857–1901, Gentleman Usher to the Sword of State1901–1915 and Bath King of Arms 1904–1915

Brympton d'Evercy (also known as Brympton House) is a manor house near Yeovil in the county of Somerset England. It has been called “the most beautiful house in England in a country of architecturally pleasing country houses”. In 1927 the British magazine Country Life published a set of three articles on the house, in which Christopher Hussey, near the start of his 50-year career as an architectural authority and documenter of British country houses, described Brympton d'Evercy as "the most incomparable house in Britain, the one which created the greatest impression and summarises so exquisitely English country life qualities." His articles remain the only detailed account of the house, which in its long history has belonged to several notable families: the D'Evercys, the Stourtons, the Sydenhams, & the Fanes.

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