Victorian Silver Wine Ewer and Goblet Set by Elkington

Date: Circa 1873

Maker: Elkington

Country: England

Stock Number: 6692

Of sporting and rowing interest. A marvellous antique sterling silver wine jug and matching goblets in a leather bound presentation box. Gilt finish. The ewer has a tall slender shaped form and vine leaf decorated handle and to the front there is an inscription to A.C. Dicker the Cambridge Senior Sculls champion during the 1870s. The accompanying pair of wine goblets bears a monogram of his initials "ACD" and to the other side an inscription from the Mersey and Irwell Amateur Regatta. The tall domed presentation case has two opening doors and shows traces of sealing wax to the front. Total weight of silver 1257 grams, 40.4 troy ounces. Jug height 35.5 cms, diameter of base 9 cms. Goblet height 6.5 cms, diameter of top 6.5 cms. London 1873 and 1874. Maker Frederick Elkington.

Literature: Alfred Cecil Dicker (12 March 1852 - 8 December 1938) won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta three times and the Wingfield Sculls twice. He was educated at Winchester College and entered St Johns College, Cambridge in 1871, moving to Downing College, Cambridge in 1877 and gaining his BA in 1879. He kept up rowing throughout his time at Cambridge, rowing for Lady Margaret Boat Club.

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