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Victorian Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot Silver Trophy

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European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2645B
Date / Time :
April 06, 2013 10:00AM


Victorian Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot Silver Trophy, London, 1892-93, Charles Frederick Hancock & Co., maker, shield-form, depicting characters and a scene possibly from the life of King Arthur: the central high relief panel showing two embattled horsemen, within a Neo-gothic cusped arcade surrounded by three portrait medallions possibly of Guinevere, Merlin and Arthur, the lower medallion with the presentation inscription: "ROYAL HUNT CUP/1892/ASCOT/ won by/ "SUSPENDER"/ 3 YEARS 7ST 10LBS," hallmarked throughout with additional "HANCOCKS & CO. 39. BRUTON ST LONDON" to edge, mounted to a wood backing with an easel support, dia. 32 in.

N.B.: This 1892 Royal Hunt Cup win for Suspender marks the third and final win of his racing career, which ended after sustaining an injury during the race. Trained by James Jewitt, this race was the fourth of his five win record that the trainer still holds at the Royal Hunt Cup.
Estimate $20,000-40,000

Axe and sword of central figure bent slightly. Exposed seams to joints (please refer to joints). Otherwise in good overall condition with no dents, repairs. Only some very minor, unobtrusive abrasions/nicks to edge. Fully hallmarked throughout including joints to wood panel on reverse. Wood panel slightly warped.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


London, Charles Frederick Hancock & Co., HANCOCKS & CO., Merlin, injury, James Jewitt, Ascot Racecourse, Royal Hunt Cup