Full Details for Lot 83


Sale DEC09A Lot 83

William IV Irish silver trophy cup of horse racing interest, Tarporley Hunt, with embossed decoration of classical figures in horse drawn chariots, two engraved cartouches the first reading 'TARPORLEY HUNT 1858,' the second 'Won by James Platt's Welsh Heiress', the twin-handles made up of cornucopia and foliate scrolls with grapevine decoration around the rim and base, probably by James le Bass, Dublin, 1832-33, 55oz, 11.5" high, on ebonised plinth base.

NOTE: This is obviously the cup from the 1858 running of the annual Tarporley Hunt race meeting. Tarporley, a village in the centre of Cheshire, gives its name to the Hunt which was founded in 1762 and still flourishes today.

PROVENANCE; The vendor is a member of the family of the winner of the cup which has been in possession of the family since 1858
Estimate £ 1,200-1,800

Sold for £2500

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