Tumbler cup

Record number: CHEGM: 1978 96

Description: Gold tumbler cup attributed to Joseph Steward II, hallmarked London 1765-66. Between 1741 and 1800, the head of the Grosvenor family annually presented a solid gold tumbler cup worth 50 at the Chester Races. Most were melted down and turned into cash, but this is one of four which survive. This cup was presented by Richard, 1st Baron (later 1st Earl Grosvenor) in 1766. It was won by John Hutton's horse 'Lofty'. Purchased with help from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Art Fund, London Goldsmiths’ Company, Duke of Westminster, Viscount Leverhulme, James Walker Ltd, and Boodle & Dunthorne.

Creator: Joseph Steward II

Place made: London

Date: 1765-1766

Period: 18th century

Material: gold

Dimensions: height ; width


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