Large two-handled George III style silver trophy cup & cover

Large two-handled George III style silver trophy cup & cover

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Heavy quality silver presentation cup and cover in the George III style featuring two handsome, cast scroll and leaf cap handles on either side of the bellied body, and sitting on a round foot with slant gadroon patterns decorating the base. The fluted lid is surrounded by straight gadroon pattern bands and has a fluted finial in keeping with the style of the cup.

Trophies have marked victories since ancient times. The word trophy, coined in English in 1550, was derived from the French trophée in 1513 - a prize of war. In ancient Greece, trophies were made on the battlefields while the Romans built magnificent trophies in Rome, including columns and arches and huge stone memorials.

Today a trophy is a tangible, durable reminder of a specific achievement, and serves as recognition or evidence of merit. Trophies in the form of silver chalices, or two-handled cups, are popular items presented to winners of sporting events and include some of the world's most famous trophy cups: The FA Cup, Wimbledon Trophy (two-handled cup), Webb Ellis Cup, Ryder Cup and the British Grand Prix Trophy.

All our trophies can be supplied with a bespoke wooden plinth and silver band or plaque for recording names of winners. For further information or a quotation, please get in touch.


Height 240 mm / 9 12"
Width 285 mm / 11 12"
Depth 160 mm / 6 "
Weight 1.84 kg (59.16 troy ozs)