THE ASCOT 'GOLD CUP' of 1873

THE ASCOT 'GOLD CUP' of 1873

Silversmith

Hallmarks for Robert Garrard, London 1873.

A monumental silver ten-light candelabrum centrepiece.

Modelled as the moment Elizabeth Woodville met Edward IV and
pleaded for the return of her family estates, the central oak trunk leading to the ten lights hidden amongst the foliage, on an ebonised wood base applied in silver lettering 'Won by Cremorne' and 'Ascot 1873'.

The historical scene depicts the king on horseback facing the kneeling figure of Elizabeth Woodville embracing her son, their hands clasped together, with ...

Hallmarks for Robert Garrard, London 1873.

A monumental silver ten-light candelabrum centrepiece.

Modelled as the moment Elizabeth Woodville met Edward IV and
pleaded for the return of her family estates, the central oak trunk leading to the ten lights hidden amongst the foliage, on an ebonised wood base applied in silver lettering 'Won by Cremorne' and 'Ascot 1873'.

The historical scene depicts the king on horseback facing the kneeling figure of Elizabeth Woodville embracing her son, their hands clasped together, with

her other elder son standing closely behind her, behind the imposing central oak tree is the king's hunting companion on horseback with two hunting dogs.

Cremorne (1869-1883) was one of the most successful colts of his generation, becoming the second of six horses to win both The Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris. His victories at Ascot in 1873 were to be his last, having developed a swollen hock shortly afterwards. In 1886 a poll ranked him as the 11th best racehorse of the 19th century.

Cremorne was buried in the grounds of Rufford Abbey by his owner Captain Henry Savile, and his gravestone can still be seen today. The unusual act was done in gratitude: Savile had been heavily in debt and wagered his family estate on Cremorne winning the 1872 Derby. He was the second favourite in a field of 23, and after running neck and neck with Pell Mell through the final stages Cremorne prevailed by a head.

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Reference

10957

Dimensions

Height 110 cm / 3'7"
Width 76 cm / 2'6"
Weight 24.51 kg (788.01 troy ozs)