The 1859 Chesterfield Cup, a large and important Victorian silver twin handled vase and cover, designed by Thomas Brown for John Samuel Hunt, Hunt and Roskell, London 1859, Olympic Vase form, ovoid shouldered pedestal urn, embossed and chased in relief with a depiction of the various stages of the Ancient Greek Olympic Games, below a shoulder engraved in low relief with six roundel busts of artists and philosophers, the crook scroll handles entwined with knotted serpents, flanking a flared neck of Apollo and Hercules, the trumpet foot with honeysuckle lappets above a knotted ribbon band, the lid cast with a figure Zeus, seated and holding a flaming shard, engraved to the foot, From the Collection of the Countess of Montrose, 68cm high Note: presented to the winner at the 1859 Goodwood Race Meet, and illustrated and described in the Illustrated London News July 30th 1859, p.111; presented to Caroline Crawfurd, later Duchess of Montrose, for her horse Zuyder Zee

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