The Stockbridge Cup Analysis

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The Stockbridge Cup, 1870
British, London The second piece is dish designed by Henry Hugh Armstead (British, London 1828–1905 London). For firm of Hancock and Co., London, England. The material of this dish is silver and parcel gilt. The diameter is 28 1/4 in. (71.8 cm)This dish is metal work silver. Also, it is gift of Margaret A. Darrin, 1990. This large dish was the prize winner of the Stockbridge race, run every year, with a silver "cup" for the owner of the winning horse. The value of the silver being the monetary value of the prize, in 1870 the value of the prize was 280 pounds—a considerable sum then. The name of the winning horse was Mortimer and the owner was a T. French. The length of the course was seven furlongs (1.75 miles). The scenes around the border and in the center of the plate recall the days of the early Norman kings, William I, William II, and Henry I, whose seat was at Winchester, not far from Stockbridge. Scenes from their eventful lives are pictured in the six ovals on the border of the dish. The central scene shows the near fatal ambush of Henry I in Dives, a town on the Channel coast of Normandy, the harbor from where his father, William, duke of Normandy, had launched his successful invasion of Britain in 1066. The trophy is in the style of Henry Hugh Armstead (1828–1905), who may have
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One, the sterling mark, demonstrated that the piece had been tried at the examine office and found to have met the standard of immaculateness for sterling. In London, Birmingham, and Sheffield, the three busiest test office towns, this mark were the "lion passant” a lion in left profile strolling to one side. Littler focuses utilized other sterling marks, for example, a thorn in Edinburgh and a harp crowned in

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