A magnificent Scottish silver presentation cup and cover of campana form. Large enough to take a bottle. Magnificent original gilded interior. Acanthus leaf decorated throughout, the stylish curved handles finish with a bacchanalian face mask below, the body has an ornate band of foliate scrolls interspersed with Scottish thistles. To the front and reverse are 2 large panels with a presentation inscription for the Great Yarmouth Rifle Volunteer Corp “Ladies Challenge Cup”.
Weight 2309 grams, 74.2 troy ounces.
Height 25.5cm (without lid) 33cm (with lid). Diameter 16.5cm. Spread across handles 29cm.
Maker George McHattie.
Inscription. To the front and reverse are 2 large panels with a presentation inscription for the Great Yarmouth Rifle Volunteer Corp “Ladies Challenge Cup”. The front panel shows the winners from 1860-1864. The base is inscribed with the winners from 1865-1882 and the cover shows it was finally won by Serg. RJ Buddery in 1883.
GEORGE MCHATTIE – WAXANTIQUES
George McHattie, Scottish silversmith, working in Edinburgh in the first half on the 19th century.