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Antique Silver Cup and Cover

Date: 1819

Maker: George McHattie

Country: Scotland

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A magnificent Scottish silver presentation cup and cover of campana form. Large enough to take a bottle. Magnificent original gilded interior. Acanthus leaf decorated throughout, the stylish curved handles finish with a bacchanalian face mask below, the body has an ornate band of foliate scrolls interspersed with Scottish thistles. To the front and reverse are 2 large panels with a presentation inscription for the Great Yarmouth Rifle Volunteer Corp “Ladies Challenge Cup”.

Weight 2309 grams, 74.2 troy ounces.

Height 25.5cm (without lid) 33cm (with lid). Diameter 16.5cm. Spread across handles 29cm.

Edinburgh 1819.

Maker George McHattie.

Sterling silver.

Literature. The 1st Norfolk Artillery Volunteers 1859–1908 was a unit of Britain's Volunteer Force raised in the County of Norfolk in 1859 as a response to a French invasion threat. It became part of the Territorial Force in 1908 and served under various designations as field artillery in Palestine during World War I, and as heavy anti-aircraft artillery in North Africa and Italy during World War II. It disappeared in a merger in 1955.

Inscription. To the front and reverse are 2 large panels with a presentation inscription for the Great Yarmouth Rifle Volunteer Corp “Ladies Challenge Cup”. The front panel shows the winners from 1860-1864. The base is inscribed with the winners from 1865-1882 and the cover shows it was finally won by Serg. RJ Buddery in 1883.

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