Stunning Elizabeth II sterling silver cup & cover hallmarked London 1952 by Wakely & Wheeler. The cup has been presented to the winning owner of the prestigious Chester Cup, an annual thoroughbred horse race held at Chester Racecourse. The cup & cover are both gilded, internally & externally and is in the shape of a Georgian Campagna Vase. It has twin side handles and has been decorated with an applied frieze with a fruiting vine motif.
The lid is topped with a pineapple finial. The plinth is made from beautiful green onyx and has an applied sterling silver plaque which is engraved. A memento of the Chester Cup 1952. Won by LE TELLIER G. Included with the trophy is a printout showing all the winners of the Chester Cup since 1824 and confirms that "Le Tellier" won the trophy in 1952.The trophy for sale features on the Chester Racecourse page. John provided me with the race result below. Le Tellier (6/1) owned by Mr J. Westall, trained by Geoff Barling & ridden by G. (see initials engraved on silver plaque). Eastern Emperor (100/30 fav) owned by Lord Milford, trained by Jack Jarvis & ridden by Bill Rickaby. Napoleon Bonaparte (9/1) owned by Mrs A. Poole & ridden by Frank Barlow. Winner won by 1.5 lengths with 2 lengths between 2nd & 3rd. Sterling Silver Gilt Cup & Cover: Weight: 406.7 gm.
Height (to finial): 165 mm. Height (to rim): 130 mm. Diameter of rim: 90 mm. Diameter of base: 60 mm. Hall Mark (cup, cover & silver plaque): London 1952 (bears Coronation Stamp).
Maker's Mark: Wakely & Wheeler. Green Onyx Plinth: Weight: 602.2 gm. Diameter of base: 90 mm.Chester Cup: A flat handicap horse race open to horses 4 years old or older. It is run over 2 miles, 2 furlongs & 147 yards at Chester Racecourse in May each year. It was established in 1824 and was originally called the Tradesman's Cup. It was renamed the Chester Trades Cup in 1874 but is generally referred to as the Chester Cup. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets".gloryhunter" and is located in this country: GB.
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