Antique Silver Presentation Cup

Date: 1909

Maker: Goldsmiths And Silversmiths Company

Country: England

Stock Number: 9071

A superb antique sterling silver cup and cover with steeple top. Gilt silver. Outstanding quality and decorative detail. The base has a presentation inscription to the actress Anna Neagle from the popular magazine Picturegoer and Film Weekly for her performance in Courtneys of Curzon Street 1947. Weight 1926 grams, 61.9 troy ounces. Height 41.5 cms (total), 29 cms (cup). Diameter 11.7 cms. London 1909. Maker Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co Ltd.

Literature: Dame Anna Neagle, DBE (20 October 1904 – 3 June 1986), born Florence Marjorie Robertson.
Anna Neagle was a successful box-office draw in the British cinema for 20 years and was voted the most popular star in Britain in 1949. She was known for providing glamour and sophistication to war-torn London audiences with her lightweight musicals, comedies and historical dramas. Almost all of her films were produced and directed by Herbert Wilcox, whom she married in 1943.
In her historical dramas Anna Neagle was renowned for her portrayals of British historical figures, including Nell Gwynn (Nell Gwynn, 1934), Queen Victoria (Victoria the Great, 1937 and Sixty Glorious Years, 1938) and Edith Cavell (Nurse Edith Cavell, 1939).

Signed/Inscribed: The inscription reads "Picturegoer and Film Weekly Gold Medal awarded to Anna Neagle by Readers Votes in their Annual Ballot for her Performance in "The Courtneys of Curzon Street" 1947

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