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An antique Victorian English sterling silver trophy loving cup was given to the winner of a competition in 1889. The competition was notable because it was given to that year's best three acres of beets. Yes, beets. In England this was a prize given by one of the finest English plantsman families who are still in business today!
Mangel was a variety of beet cultivated for feeding livestock.

The consummate artistry of the engraver is apparent in every single line of this piece. The engraving and chasing is meticulous. There are six different types of grasses depicted ~ two are of clovers. To say that the drawing on this cup is spectacular is to be too humble. The drawings are as beautiful in their element as an Albrecht Durer etching.

On the crest:
Royal Forest
Agric(cultural) Asscociation
presented by
Messers Sutton & Sons
for the best 3 acres of
Sutton's Mangel

Beautifully balanced cylindrical cup with a C scroll handle and gently angled ball 'peg' feet which stand firm. There are these hallmarks on the left shoulder:
B&S inside an 8 sided cartouche (I can not find this maker)
female cameo: the 'duty mark' or sovereign head 1784-1890
lion passant: sterling silver 925
anchor: Birmingham, England
Old English 'P' (1889)

9 1/4 ounces
4 5/8" across diameter of top to end of handle; 5 1/8" tall; 3 1/8" across the rounded bottom.
This piece is not absolutely perfect. Auction numbers were inscribed on the inner lip in the gilt interior at one time. Otherwise, no dents, dings, thumbprints, or repairs.
Beyond magnificent antique.

Signature confirmation and insurance required and included.

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Antique English Victorian sterling silver trophy loving cup 1889 | rare | sterling hollow ware | wedding gift


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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Primary color: Silver
  • Materials: sterling silver, English silver
  • Only ships within United States.
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