Covered cup

Record number: CHEGM: 1981 25 1

Description: Silver-gilt covered cup made by Peter Bateman and William Bateman I, hallmarked London in 1813-14. This urn-shaped Neoclassical cup has a cast finial in the form of the gold wheatsheaf of the Grosvenor arms. Between 1801 and 1820, the head of the Grosvenor family annually presented a two-handled silver-gilt cup as a prize at the Chester Races. This cup was presented by the 2nd Earl Grosvenor (later 1st Marquess of Westminster) at the Chester Races in 1814. It was won by the 2nd Earl Grosvenor's bitter political rival Sir John Grey Egerton and his horse 'Hit and Miss'. Purchased with help from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Art Fund, and Grosvenor Museum Society.

Creator: Peter & William I Bateman

Place made: London

Date: 1813-1814

Period: 19th century

Material: silver-gilt

Dimensions: height ; width

Inscription: Chester Races / 1814

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