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The Richmond Race Cup

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The vase-shaped cup rests on a spreading, spiral flutted foot with a border of gadrooning and rosettes and is surmounted by a knop with rosettes. The body of the cup is raised from a single sheet, with a chased acanthus calyx and water leaves on the lower section. At the center of each side of...

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Along rim of cup, engraved "Richmond Races 1764 Sir Marmyduke Wyvill Bart and Thomas Dundas Esq. Stewards"


On bezel of cover, maker's mark DS over RS, (Grimwade 3523); lion passant (repeated on underside of base); leopard's head crowned (repeated on underside of base); date letter J (repeated on underside of base).


September 1764, won by John Hutton, Esq., of Marske Hall, Swaledale, Yorkshire, by descent to J.T. d'Arcy Hutton, Esq., sold Christie's, London, October 4, 1950, lot 122; estate of Mrs. Hilda d'Arcy Sykes, sold Sotheby's, London, March 6, 1969, lot 186; property of the Hutton's Trustees; Christie's, London, July 8, 1987, lot 157, purchased from E & CT Koopman & Sons, London, October 28, 1987, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: October 28, 1987)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour and Frank Brewer Bemis Fund

English (London), 1764

  • Designed by Robert Adam, Scottish, 1728–1792
  • Marked by Daniel Smith, English, in partnership with with Robert Sharp about 1763–1788
  • Marked by Robert Sharp, English, active in London, 1763–1788
Object Place

London, England


48.6 cm (19 1/8 in.) Weight: 4,408.5 gm (141 oz 15 dwt)

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Medium or Technique

Silver gilt